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There hasn't been a player on Penn State's roster that's seen his stock skyrocket more than Robinson.
The junior wideout, who was a 3-star recruit coming out of high school and held only four scholarship offers, quickly emerged as the Lions' top receiving threat in 2012 and is a legitimate contender for the Biletnikoff Award this season. In only five games this year, Robinson has caught 38 passes for 621 yards and five touchdowns.
At 6'3", 210-pounds, Robinson certainly looks like an NFL receiver. He runs good routes and isn't afraid to catch the ball in traffic, and for a guy his size who has drawn tighter coverage, he always seems to find open spaces in the defense. One of the glaring weaknesses in his game is his lack of speed—Robinson isn't going to blow by defenders, but he can fit in as a good possession receiver in the NFL.
Robinson's 77 catches in 2012 broke the previous school record of 63. Not only is his name being brought up as one of the best Penn State receivers of all time, but he's garnered very high praise from the coaching staff as well.
In a September interview with The Daily Collegian's John McGonigal, Penn State wide receivers coach Stan Hixon said Robinson could be one of the most talented players he's ever coached.
“In my years of coaching wide receivers, [Robinson]’s one of the best, if not the best receiver I have had,” Hixon said. “When the time comes, he’s going to be ready [for the NFL].”
That time could very well come this April. If he decides to leave school early, Robinson could very well slip into the late first round if he continues his high level of play.