"He’s caught the ball well, and that’s something he didn’t do in 2012," said receivers coach Ike Hilliard, who coached Robinson two years ago before spending last season in Buffalo. "He’s always been a smart kid. Everyone knows his biggest asset is his speed. He’s playing more under control."
"He’s becoming a more complete receiver," offensive coordinator Sean McVay added. "He’s showing more route versatility."
Robinson, who had 12 catches in the final four games last year, said he feels now he can excel as more than just a deep threat. The praise he's getting is a good sign as he tries to stick on the roster.
Robinson became a more popular target for Washington as the 2013 season progressed. He finished the year with 18 receptions for 365 yards and two scores.
Robinson was a streaky contributor for the Redskins in 2013, totaling 18 catches for 365 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He's averaged over 20.0 yards per catch over his last two seasons but has under 20 catches in each year.
"He'll continue to get better as far as playing receiver and running intermediate and shorter routes so you can find other ways to get him the ball rather than just throwing the deep ball," new Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay said in late January.
“Anytime you do that you put fear in defenses. He’ll continue to get better as far as playing receiver and running intermediate and shorter routes so you can find other ways to get him the ball rather than just throwing the deep ball.”
Robinson averaged 22.8 yards on his 18 receptions this season.
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