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February 27, 2014

Combine profile: Penn State WR Allen Robinson

Name: Allen Robinson

Position: Wide receiver

Height/weight: 6-2/220

School/Class: Penn State/Junior

Projected round: 2nd

Career highlights: Set a school record in receiving yards with 1,013 in his junior season, a mark that prompted him to leave school early, especially after coach Bill O’Brien went to the pros. He was named a third-team All-American.

Did you know?: Robinson is from Detroit. He said Michigan didn’t try to recruit him out of high school and Michigan State wanted him as a defensive back.

Quotes: “That’s (draft depth at WR) not something I can really focus on too much. I just try to go in every day and every workout to improve my game. The depth, it is what it is. That’s something that’s out of my control. I really don’t try to focus on that too much.

"I compare myself to a receiver like Reggie Wayne. We have a similar body type. He’s a pretty good route runner, as well. So that’s kind of who I’d compare myself to. It’s kind of hard to say. That’s something I really don’t try to focus in on, outside of what my coaches and family have to say.”

Panthers’ level of interest: In other drafts, Robinson would be a first-rounder. But this draft is so deep, especially at receiver, that I don’t see Robinson—maybe the fifth-best receiver—going in the first round. With a 4.6 40, Robinson may have dropped himself into the second round. It’s possible, but unlikely, he’s there for Carolina in the second round. But if he is, he’d be a find there and the Panthers should pounce.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on February 27, 2014 at 11:53 AM | Permalink

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