JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jaguars second round pick Cam Robinson has signed his first professional contract.
Robinson became the sixth Jaguars draft pick to sign his rookie deal. Robinson was the 34th pick of the draft, the third selection of the second round.
“It feels great,” said Robinson after signing his contract on Wednesday. “It is something that you always dream about when you are a kid. It is a life-long goal. To get this accomplished is another checkmark off the list.”
The 6-foot-6, 320 pound offensive lineman started all 43 games of his three-year career at left tackle for Alabama. With Branden Albert's continued absence from camp, Robinson has been working with the starters at left tackle during the Organized Team Activities meaning that if the season started right now, Robinson would be the Jaguars starter at that position.
"I think (OTAs are) going well," said Robinson. "There are always a ton of things I can improve on. That is the type of player I am. I am always looking to improve. I think for the most part I have made pretty good strides and I have done a good job with progressing day in and day out.'
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone praised Robinson, a native of Monroe, Louisiana during the team's rookie mini-camp this month.
"I do like the things that he did, I think he responded well, I thought he moved really well, especially for a big man,” Marrone said.
Robinson's signing leaves only third round pick Dawuane Smoot unsigned among Jaguars draft picks.