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Now entering his third season as a pro, it’s do-or-die time for tight end Adrien Robinson, who was once dubbed the “Pierre-Paul of tight ends” by general manager Jerry Reese.
Robinson, who two weeks ago told reporters that he’s now doing the little things he needs to do to become a better pro, is “doing” his thing.
“I stay extra every day and get extra film,” he said. “I’m on the elliptical every day trying to get my weight down more so I’m just doing a lot of things differently. I feel like I am more mature. I’m more of a professional now, so I have that approach.”
So far, it seems to be working for Robinson, who also revealed that he’s five pounds away from achieving his goal weight of 265.
Robinson, who’s running with the starters, has looked smooth catching the ball and doesn’t seem to be overthinking situations, which means he's playing faster.
He is using his body well to shield the ball against defenders, and in the one OTA practice that was open to the media, he didn’t have any dropped passes.
John Schmeelk of Giants.com selected a picture-perfect catch-and-run by Robinson on a pass thrown over the middle as he ran down the seam during last Thursday’s workout as one of the highlights of that day.
It remains to be seen whether Robinson brings anything as a blocker—we won’t know that until summer training camp when contact and pads are allowed.
However, so far so good for Robinson in his quest to show people that he can indeed be the Jason Pierre-Paul of tight ends.