Road to the Draft: Penn State's Allen Robinson

Road to the Draft: Penn State's Allen Robinson
May 6, 2014, 1:30 pm
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30 for No. 29: This is the 28th in a series of looks at 30 prospects the Patriots may consider selecting with the 29th overall pick at the 2014 NFL Draft.
 
Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
6-3, 220 pounds, 8/24/93
 
STATS
 
2013: 97 catches, 1,432 yards, 6 touchdowns
2012: 77-1,018-11
2011: 3-29-0
 
 
SCOUTING REPORT
 
Native of Detroit, Michigan. Entering the draft after his junior season and will show up for his first NFL training camp at the age of 20. A 2013 third-team All-American Selection, first-team All-Big Ten in 2012 and 2013. First player since 1985 to lead the Big Ten in receptions and yardage in consecutive seasons. No injury or off-field issues.
 
 
TO THE GOOD
 
Incredibly productive player with great after-the-catch balance and acceleration. Potent on downfield throws when high-pointing and also on tear screens in using blockers and accelerating to daylight. Worked in Bill O’Brien’s offense at Penn State so he will have some carryover knowledge of pro-style requirements. Strong. Gets off press coverage.

TO THE BAD
 
Doesn’t have elite downfield speed so will probably be more of an intermediate threat. As such, he’ll have to get a little more physical and understand that may be his role.
 
PATRIOT FRIENDLY?
 
Kinda like him. Can’t argue with the production at all. It’s outstanding. Also, if he succeeded under O’Brien, he’s been coached hard and gets some Patriots concepts in the passing game. Also, has red zone ability and will be more physical than Aaron Dobson. The Patriots need a tough kid with size at wideout. Think Anquan Boldin or, reach back in time to David Givens. Kenbrell Thompkins is an outside guy. Aaron Dobson is a downfield guy. Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman are slots. Josh Boyce didn’t inspire confidence in 2013. Robinson would make sense.
 
MOCKED UP

Regarded as a second or third-round pick.