Allen Robinson NFL Draft Profile

Allen Robinson NFL Draft Profile

Allen Robinson, Junior, Wide Receiver, Penn State



Big things will be expected of Allen Robinson after the performance he had last season.  He was the only true weapon at receiver to speak of for quarterback Matt McGloin.  Just a sophomore, Robinson had 77 receptions for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns.  The next closest receiver on the team had 41 fewer receptions and about 600 yards less.  He was first in the conference in production from the wide receiver spot.

After such a quantum leap between his freshman and sophomore years, it is hard to project exactly what his numbers will be this season.  He had a veteran quarterback throwing him the ball.  In 2013, he will have an unproven guy under center running the offense.  They will be green, and they will have to rely on Robinson for down-the-field yardage.  Of course, they have to be able to get him the ball.  Surely Robinson will continue to be one of the best players on a team that is somewhat rebuilding after the Sandusky scandal stunted the program a bit.


Final Projection:

Robinson would probably benefit from an additional year of school after his junior year.  But if his numbers progress the way they did in 2012, he probably will not have much of a choice.  NFL teams are looking for the burner that can take the top off of the defense.  It is a passing league and quick slot guys and dominating flankers are always in demand.  He has good size at 6’3”.  He will be able to compete with tall corners.  Right now he has not clocked elite speed (4.54 40-yard dash) so that might be a knock on him when he comes out.  He has not done enough to warrant a first or second round selection yet.  With another 1,000 yard season and double-digit touchdown campaign he may be able to vault himself into the top third of the draft.  His quarterback will be the X-factor.


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