September 15, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Allen Robinson (8) runs for a touchdown on a 45 yard pass completion by Nittany Lions quarterback Matthew McGloin (not shown) in the first quarter at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Christy-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Allen Robinson Selected No. 61 by the Jacksonville Jaguars


Former Penn State Nittany Lion Allen Robinson decided to forego his senior season in Happy Valley and enter the NFL Draft. That decision paid off for the wide receiver, as he was selected as the No. 61 pick overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars, who traded up to take the wide receiver.

After months of debating where Robinson would go, and the talk of teams shying away due to a slow 40 time, he still ended up as a second round draft pick.

Although teams may have been scared by his lack of straight-line speed, his vertical leaping ability and ability to catch any ball thrown close to him makes his a valuable commodity. Perhaps the best example of that vertical ability is the jumping catch he made near the end of regulation in the four-overtime victory over the Michigan Wolverines.

In just two seasons as a starter, Robinson quickly became one of the best receivers in Penn State history. He finished second on the career list at Penn State with 177 catches and third in school history with 2,474 receiving yards. His 17 career touchdowns are fifth-best in school history. During the 2013 season Robinson set two new school single-season records with 1,432 receiving yards and 97 receptions.

Robinson was twice named the Big Ten Receiver of the Year and was a two-time First-Team All-Big Ten selection and in 2013 was named a First-Team All-American.

The former Penn State receiver will now join the Jaguars and possibly catch passes from rookie quarterback Blake Bortles.

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