TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama football left tackle Cam Robinson announced his plan to forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft on Friday.
The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft is Jan. 16.
Robinson, 6-foot-6, 310-pound junior, started every game at left tackle during his three years at Alabama. He was named a permanent captain this season along with seniors Reuben Foster, Jonathan Allen and safety Eddie Jackson.
Robinson received the Outland Trophy as the nation’s most outstanding interior lineman.
A former 5-star prospect, Robinson leaves Tuscaloosa having won three SEC championships and one national championship.
CBSSports.com currently lists Robinson as the 14th overall prospect in this draft class. In a mock draft posted on Thursday, CBSSports.com draft analyst Rob Rang projected Robinson to land in Baltimore as the No. 16 overall pick by the Ravens.
Robinson was a dominant run blocker but struggled at times in pass protection, which is among concerns draft analysts have had about him. He also had costly false start penalties at points during his career.
Robinson finished his career as a unanimous All-American with first-team selections by Walter Camp, The Sporting News, Associated Press, FWAA and AFCA. He also won the SEC Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the top lineman in the league.
Next season, Alabama’s offensive line will be without Robinson and starting right guard Korren Kirven, who was a senior.
Potential replacements for Cam Robinson
Alabama has a few options at left tackle. First, the Crimson Tide could move starting right tackle Jonah Williams to the left side of the line. Williams started all 15 games at right tackle as a true freshman this season, but he is versatile enough to play all five spots along the line.
There’s also 5-star offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood, who is an early enrollee in the Crimson Tide’s 2017 recruiting cycle. Junior college transfer Elliott Baker, who enrolled this month, is an option at either tackle spot.
Rising redshirt sophomore Matt Womack is an option at left tackle as well.