Updated March 1, 2017
By Charlie Campbell. Follow Charlie on Twitter @draftcampbell.
A few weeks ago, WalterFootball.com surveyed teams around the league to see where they projected Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson. Half the teams saw Robinson going early in the first round, while the other half thought Robinson could slide to the back half of the opening frame. Thus, the combine is very important for Robinson to work out and represent himself well to evaluators during his team interviews. After the first night of interviews at the combine, team sources told WalterFootball.com that Robinson interviewed extremely well and helped himself.
Earlier in his collegiate career, Robinson had an off-the-field issue with a gun arrest where the charges were eventually dropped. When discussing that incident, Robinson showed accountability and was honest with teams. He also impressed teams with his football knowledge and mental development. Robinson entered the draft after his true junior season, but is very experienced after breaking into the starting lineup as a freshman. With three years of starting experience in the SEC, Robinson saw a lot of edge-rushing talent on a weekly basis.
Robinson could use a strong performance at the combine to help his chances of going in the top 20. While the field workouts matter, his team interviews were very important to lay to rest character concerns. After the first night, Robinson's combine is off to a good start.