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Penn State WR Allen Robinson declares for NFL Draft

By Jerry Hinnen | Staff Writer

Allen Robinson was a CBSSports.com All-American. (USATSI)
Allen Robinson was a CBSSports.com All-American. (USATSI)

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It's a banner day for the 2014 NFL Draft class at wide receiver, as Penn State's Allen Robinson has announced that he will join Oregon State's Brandin Cooks and Texas A&M's Mike Evans in declaring for April's NFL Draft.

"It was a great honor to play at Penn State," Robinson said in a statement. "I am blessed to have played with, and for, the people in the Penn State football program. This is a decision that I believe is best for my family and I, and I wish all the best to the University and all my teammates."

Robinson earned All-American honors and was named a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist after collecting 1,432 yards in 12 games, the third-best receiving total in the country.

The first player since at least 1985 to lead the Big Ten in both receptions and receiving yards in consecutive seasons, the junior leaves as the Nittany Lions' record-holder for single-season receptions and yardage, ranking second in career receptions and third in yardage.

Robinson's decision comes as no surprise, with many experts expecting him to be selected in the first round of the draft. In the latest CBSSports.com mock draft, both Rob Rang and Dane Brugler have Robinson off the board late in the opening round, with either the No. 26 pick (to the Browns) or No. 30 pick (to the Panthers).

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