Penn State Football WRs dominated the NFL in 2020

Allen Robinson II #12 of the Chicago Bears (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
Allen Robinson II #12 of the Chicago Bears (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /

Penn State Football, not just for linebackers, anymore.

In recent seasons, Penn State Football has developed a reputation for churning out high-end wide receiver talent, with Jahan Dotson poised to join that club as early as the 2022 NFL season. But, two former Nittany Lions were among the most productive receivers the past two years.

According to Pro Football Focus, Chris Godwin and Allen Robinson were two of the top-five receivers in the NFL when it comes to catches of 20 or more yards.

Over that span, Godwin finished second in the NFL with 38 receptions going for more than 20 yards and Robinson was fifth with 37.

Godwin caught 65 of 83 targets for 840 yards and seven touchdowns for the Buccaneers, as Tom Brady produced a 131.9 passer rating when targeting him, as PFF points out. Meanwhile, Robinson had just one drop last season, producing an 88.4 overall grade from PFF with 1,250 yards and six touchdowns.

Both Godwin and Robinson are set to be unrestricted free agents for the first time when the NFL’s league-year begins next month, but both could wind up playing next season under the franchise tag if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears respectively use it to keep the focal points of their aerial attack in place.

Godwin won his first Super Bowl ring last Sunday when the Buccaneers topped the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9, while Robinson has made no secret on social media in recent weeks his desire to play for a contender.

Regardless of where Godwin and Robinson are catching passes in 2021, they remain among the most productive and lethal weapons in the passing game across the NFL.

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