Allen Robinson NFL Draft 2014: Scouting Report Breakdown for Jaguars WR

Ryan McCrystalFeatured ColumnistMay 5, 2014

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 26:  Allen Robinson #8 of the Penn State Nittany Lions runs with the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on October 26, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State (HT: 6'2⅝", WT: 220 lbs.)

Jacksonville Jaguars (Jaguars traded the 70th and 150th picks for the 61st pick)

Second Round: 61st Pick



NFL Comparison: Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers 




Overall Strengths

+ Ideal height and build for a possession receiver. 

+ Polished route-runner. 

+ Capable of adjusting to poorly placed balls.

+ Reliable hands. 


Overall Weaknesses

- Lack of breakaway speed limits ability to get free over the top. 

- Modest agility limits his ability to make defenders miss in the open field.

- Limited experience battling for contested catches down the field due to his role in Penn State's offense.

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Robinson displays consistent fundamentals when catching the football. When positioned properly, he extends his arms, snatching the ball with his hands before quickly securing it to his body. 

Draft Breakdown


Adjusting to the Ball

Robinson dealt with plenty of shaky quarterback play during his time at Penn State, which helped him develop and showcase his ability to adjust to the poorly thrown ball. 

He shows great reaction skills and decent body control as he puts himself in position to come down with the catch. 

Draft Breakdown


Contested Catches

Due to Robinson's role in Penn State's offense, he has limited experience battling for contested catches down the field. In his few opportunities, he struggled to position himself to box out the defender. 

This is more of an area that has lacked development rather than a weakness, however, and he definitely has the size and overall physical tools to make this an area of strength.


Open-Field Agility

While he has enough speed to break off chunks of yardage when given a running lane, Robinson lacks the elite agility to consistently make defensive backs miss in the open field.

His yards after catch were fairly impressive throughout his career, but a closer review of his play shows a lack of elite footwork which will mean a significant step backwards in that area in the pros. 

Draft Breakdown



With his size, Robinson has the potential to make this an area of strength in his game, but the effort has been lacking thus far in his career. It's a trait that will never knock a receiver down on the draft board, but it is an area coaches will look for him to develop once he enters the league.