Penn State Football: Allen Robinson Shines at Pro Day

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The most notable player from Penn State in this year’s NFL Draft is wide receiver Allen Robinson. Robinson, who declared his eligibility for the draft in January, earned All-American honors and was named a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist this past season. In 2013, the All-American had the third-best receiving total in the country as he racked up 1,432 yards in 12 games. The junior, who was the first player since 1985 to lead the Big Ten in both receiving yards and receptions in back-to-back years, is the Nittany Lions’ all-time single-season receptions and yardage holder.

When Robinson declared for the draft earlier this year he was projected by many experts as a late first or early second round draft pick. At the NFL Combine in February Robinson posted the following numbers:

40-yard dash: 4.60
Vertical jump: 39.0 inches
Broad jump: 127.0 inches
3 cone drill: 7.00 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.00 seconds
60-yard shuttle: 11.36 seconds

After several weeks of training and working on his combine technique, Robinson was able to improve upon many of the numbers at today’s Pro Day.

Today, Robinson posted the following numbers:

40-yard dash: 4.47 (hand timed)
Vertical jump: 42.0 inches
3 cone drill: 6.53 seconds
Broad jump: 131.0 inches

Robinson told Mark Brennan of, “I think it went really good. I felt good with my route running. My 40 time felt good. Everything I trained for, I think I did well at.”

Another area in which Robinson improved was his weight. He weighted in at the Combine at 220 but topped the scales today twelve pounds lighter at 208-pounds.

Two notable NFL head coaches were in attendance at Holuba Hall Tuesday. Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly made the trek to Happy Valley to take in Penn State’s Pro Day.

Robinson will continue to train and stay in shape over the next few weeks before the NFL Draft takes place on May 8th. He’ll also work out for teams that come calling and we’d expect after today’s performance that the Steelers and Eagles won’t be the only ones to bring Robinson in for an additional workout.