Scouting Report: Allen Robinson

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Draft Analyst

 Allen Robinson

Jr. WR Penn State


Height: 6’2”                                Weight: 220                                  Arm length: 32”                     40 yard Dash: 4.60

Broad Jump: 127 in                  3 Cone: 7 sec                              Vertical jump: 39 in           20 yard Shuttle: 4 sec  

 


Strengths

·         Strong, well-built receiver, NFL body

·         Excellent size and frame

·         Great leaping ability

·         Uses multiple gears to keep DB guessing

·         Savvy route runner, uses double moves and fakes

·         Explosive in and out of breaks

·         Can high-point the ball, will go up and get it

·         Uses body to shield defenders from ball

·         Great after the catch and in screen game

·         Played every position in a pro-style offense

·         Good off the line beating the press

·         Competitor who fights for every yard

 

Weaknesses

·         Does not have elite speed. Can’t be considered a true No.1 Receiver

·         Sometimes doesn’t high point the ball when going for jump balls

·         Will body catch the ball and drop ones he shouldn’t

·         Needs to work on his blocking

·         Takes some routes off

 

Analysis:


Allen Robinson had 1,000 more yards receiving than any other receiver on the Penn State roster last year. After spending two years under Houston Head Coach Bill O’Brien, Robinson is an NFL ready receiver who can come in and contribute immediately to a team. He has elite size and leaping ability. He also had the best long jump at the combine; showing great lower body explosion. However, he does not have elite speed. That will make teams shy away from him in the first round. Robinson also needs to work on catching the easy passes with his hands and not his body. His ability to run routes will determine how well he can create separation at the next level, not his physical ability. Whoever takes Robinson will be getting an NFL ready receiver who could develop into an elite No.2 receiver.