Rams trade former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson to Lions

The Los Angeles Rams are moving on from one of the more disappointing draft picks in recent franchise history.

 

Offensive tackle Greg Robinson was traded to the Detroit Lions on Thursday in exchange for a 2018 draft pick, the team confirmed.

The No. 2 overall pick out of Auburn in 2014, Robinson struggled while sliding into a starting role at left tackle from the outset. He was a healthy scratch in November, and the Rams declined his fifth-year option in May.

After the team signed offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth in March, Robinson was working behind Jamon Brown at right tackle in offseason workouts.

In Detroit, he helps fill a void left by Taylor Decker's shoulder injury, which Lions coach Jim Caldwell said could rule him out for four to six months. The Lions also signed former Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio on Thursday.

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