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Draft Profile: WR Allen Robinson

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Allen Robinson (via Media Images International)

Allen Robinson

College: Penn State

Height: 6'3

Weight: 209 lbs

A member of Joe Paterno's final recruiting class at Penn State, Robinson committed to the Nitany Lions in 2010 after receiving offers from Toledo, Minnesota, and Buffalo. While the Michigan native saw very little playing time in 2011 (three receptions, 29 yards), in 2012 Robinson emerged as the top WR target for Penn State as he set a new school record for receptions with 77 grabs and accumulated 1,018 receiving yards. His strong performance in 2012 would garner him All-Big Ten honors, something that he would again receive in 2013 as he set another school record for receptions with 97 grabs as well as over 1,400 receiving yards.

Why I'm High on Him: In a conference that has defensive backs like Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman, and Kam Chancellor, bonafide shutdown kings that don't give a quarter or an inch to receivers, you need a WR like Robinson to take some of the attention off Graham (translation: create separation), something that Robinson was lauded for when he was at Penn State.

"He's one of the best receivers I've ever coached," then-PSU WR coach Stan Hixon said in an interview with the Daily Collegian early in the 2013 season.

Along with that, Robinson's presence in the Penn State offense forced opposing defensive coordinators to put extra attention on him (laymen's term: extra DBs) throughout the 2012 and 2013 seasons in State College as well as his size and vertical acumen due in part to his prowess on the basketball court (he was also a prep basketball standout in Michigan).

Concerns: While it's no secret that Robinson at the tender age of 20 (he turns 21 in August) has established himself as a wide receiver, there's been some concerns about his speed as well as lack of lower body strength, things that you want to look for in a #1 receiver.

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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