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Greg Robinson: 'I'm not up to pace' with Rams

Greg Robinson is viewed as one of the safest offensive linemen to arrive through the draft in many years, but the St. Louis Rams rookie is struggling with his switch from bookend to guard.

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"It's frustrating that I'm not up to pace right now because the playbook is more intense and things are changing but once I get back to where I'm comfortable, things will calm down and I can be myself out there," Robinson said this week, per Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com.

The No. 2 overall pick will ultimately make his way back to left tackle -- where he'll stay for years to come -- but for now Robinson is busy learning a position that he hasn't played since high school.

"I didn't know what to expect, honestly," said Robinson, after playing exclusively with the first team all offseason. "I put a lot of pressure on myself because I like to challenge myself. It's something I want to do and just stand out to the coaches and let them be comfortable with their choice."

Play-caller Brian Schottenheimer crowed about "how strong he is, how athletic he is," calling the former Auburn blocker a "naturally talented" athlete bound to pick up the system in time.

Robinson is battling through some stuff, but he's already won us over with an honest quote or two that flies in the face of this silly season's rash of hyper-tired storylines.

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