05/08/2014 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 34/6. *Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State, 6-3, 220, 4.57, 1-2...Fluid athlete for his size with room to get stronger. Deceptive acceleration with sharp cuts to be a dangerous catch-and-go pass catcher. Physical ball-carrier with balance and body strength to shake off defenders and pick up chunks of yards after contact. Has shown return ability. Reset his own school mark in 2012 with 97 catches for 1,432 yards. His combined 174 receptions and 2,445 receiving yards the past two years both rank No. 3 in Big Ten history for consecutive seasons. Frankly: If there is such a thing as a blue-collar receiver, Robinson is that guy. He knows the whole pro-style pass route tree from experience in Penn State's offense and although he lacks the speed most teams want, he is a big man with enough explosion to go 39 inches in the vertical jump. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com
05/07/2014 - Five players who should be on Cleveland's draft radar...WR Allen Robinson, Penn State: Josh Gordon is a superstar in the making, but the Browns need a reliable No. 2 option, a role former second rounder Greg Little hasn't been able to secure. Look for Cleveland to address the wide receiver position in the first few rounds and Robinson would be a great fit on this offense. He lacks elite speed for an outside receiver, but accelerates well and displays very good quickness and strength before and after the catch. Robinson needs to mature as a route runner and improve his footwork to better deceive defenders, but leaves Penn State second in school history in career catches (177) and third in career receiving yards (2,474) with almost all his production coming the past two seasons. He will have some focus drops, but is very aggressive at the catch point and does well in contested situations. Overall, his game is reminiscent of Anquan Boldin because Robinson is a very natural pass-catcher who finds ways to be productive despite average speed. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
05/06/2014 - Dane Brugler's 2014 NFL Draft Final Top-50: 37. Allen Robinson WR, Penn State (6-2, 220, 4.60, JR)...A fluid, flexible athlete for his larger frame, Robinson was extremely productive the past two seasons and leaves Penn State with several school receiving records. He needs to eliminate the drops, but he is physical with deceiving acceleration to be a dangerous catch-and-go target. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
04/29/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Wide Receiver: *Allen Robinson, Penn State, 6-3, 220, 4.60...Fluid athlete for his size with room to get stronger. Deceptive acceleration with sharp cuts to be a dangerous catch-and-go pass catcher. Physical ball-carrier with balance and body strength to shake off defenders and pick up chunks of yards after contact. Has shown return ability. Reset his own school mark in 2012 with 97 catches for 1,432 yards. His combined 174 receptions and 2,445 receiving yards the past two years both rank No. 3 in Big Ten history for consecutive seasons.
Frankly: If there is such a thing as a blue-collar receiver, Robinson is that guy. He knows the whole pro-style pass route tree from experience in Penn State's offense and although he lacks the speed most teams want, he is a big man with enough explosion to go 39 inches in the vertical jump. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
04/15/2014 - Five players who should be on the Seattle Seahawks' draft radar: WR Allen Robinson, Penn State: Receivers often take longer than most other positions to acclimate to the NFL and the Seahawks remain strong enough at the position to not expect too much from a rookie. During his tenure with the USC Trojans, Carroll frequently supplemented playmaking flankers and slot receivers with a monster split-end. The 6-foot-3, 220 pound Robinson is pro-ready, based on his growth in former Nittany Lions head coach Bill O'Brien's attack and boasts the size, leaping ability and catch radius to be a unique weapon in the red zone. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
04/10/2014 - Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson rebounded from a so-so NFL combine performance at PSU's pro day yesterday, in the process stabilizing his stock in the 2014 NFL draft. He answered questions about his speed with an improved 40-yard dash time and continued to show rangy athleticism with a 42-inch vertical leap. This year's draft class runs deep with talented wide receivers, many of whom have only subtle differences in their games. After Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans, the consensus top two receivers in the draft, all bets are off as Robinson vies with Marqise Lee, Brandin Cooks, Odell Beckham Jr., Kelvin Benjamin, Davante Adams and Martavis Bryant for first-round consideration. There's depth at the position, yes, but there's also high demand, particularly in the bottom of the first round. A handful of teams will play the depth to their advantage and wait for the second round (or later) to find a wide receiver. But plenty of others will have receivers at the top of their draft boards when they're on the clock.
Robinson lost ground to Cooks, Lee, Beckham Jr. and Benjamin after a relatively slow 40-yard dash time at the NFL combine. He clocked a 4.61, but bounced back yesterday and said he was clocked by scouts from "4.42 to 4.47 and some 4.5s." Representatives from 26 teams, including Eagles coach Chip Kelly and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, were on-hand for the workout. "This season I was caught a couple times on some long runs," Robinson said. "But at the same time the two guys who caught me could come out next year and run two 4.2 40s, so then what does that mean? Know what I'm saying? I still think I separated a lot from guys on routes on go routes and different deep routes. Obviously, I got behind defenses a lot. So it's just what teams feel, so I wanted to come out here and run my best 40." - Dustin Hockensmith, Penn Live
04/09/2014 - Penn State Pro Day: Robinson stands out...Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson put on a show the Nittany Lions pro day Tuesday. Robinson, the No. 34 overall prospect in the NFLDraftScout.com rankings and seventh-ranked receiver, showed Tuesday much-improved burst and the kind of explosiveness some scouts expected at what proved to be a marginal workout at the Scouting Combine. With a 4.47 time in the 40, 42-inch vertical and 6.53 three-cone at State College, Robinson vastly improved his athletic results from Indy: 4.60, 39-inch vertical, 7.00 three-cone. He also added four inches to his broad jump (131 inches Tuesday). The effort to show more suddenness was evident in Robinson's frame. He weighed 220 in Indianapolis and was 208 at pro day.
Robinson left Penn State with one season of eligibility remaining as one of the most productive in conference history with a combined 174 receptions and 2,445 receiving yards. In game film review, the record-setting receiver doesn't consistently show top-end acceleration or quick-twitch explosion. He does flash in those areas with deceptive acceleration and sharp cuts to be a dangerous catch-and-go receiver. He is physical and will be viewed as an excellent consolation prize from picks 20-40 for teams that miss on the upper-tier prospects.
Among those present from NFL teams were Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. Beyond the common state ties, they also have a need at the wide receiver position. Robinson would fill an immediate need outside, particularly for the Steelers. The Eagles would seemingly be in the market for more of a vertical home-run threat or slot receiver type following the release of DeSean Jackson. - The Sports Xchange
02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 34. *Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State, 6-3, 210, 4.54, 1-2...Fluid athlete for his size with room to get stronger. Deceptive acceleration with sharp cuts to be a dangerous catch-and-go pass catcher. Physical ballcarrier with balance and body strength to shake off defenders and pick up chunks of yards after contact. Has shown return ability. Reset his own school mark in 2012 with 97 catches for 1,432 yards. His combined 174 receptions and 2,445 receiving yards the past two years both rank No. 3 in Big Ten history for consecutive seasons. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
01/02/2014 - Allen Robinson to Enter 2014 NFL Draft...Penn State first-team All-America wide receiver Allen Robinson (Southfield, Mich.) has decided to forgo his final year of college eligibility and will enter the 2014 National Football League Draft. The 2012 and 2013 Big Ten Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year, Robinson earned seven All-America honors after a stellar 2013 season. The standout junior was selected a first-team All-American by CBSSports.com, Sporting News and Phil Steele's College Football, a second-team honoree by the FWAA, SI.com and Athlon Sports and a third-team honoree by the Associated Press.
"It was a great honor to play at Penn State," stated Robinson. "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." "We are very excited for Allen," said interim head coach Larry Johnson. "Allen has meant a great deal to our program at Penn State and we wish him all the best and continued success at the next level." - Penn State football
01/02/2014 - Allen Robinson to Enter 2014 NFL Draft...Robinson is Penn State's 98th first-team All-America selection all-time. He is the 84th Penn State football student-athlete to earn first team All-America recognition, dating to W.T. (Mother) Dunn's selection to the Walter Camp All-America squad in 1906. Additionally, Robinson is the Nittany Lions' 24th first team All-American since starting Big Ten Conference competition in 1993 (28 total selections).
Robinson is the first player since at least 1985 to lead the Big Ten in receptions and receiving yardage in consecutive seasons. Robinson's combined 174 receptions and 2,445 receiving yards the past two years both rank No. 3 in Big Ten history for consecutive seasons. A semifinalist for the 2013 Biletnikoff Award, Robinson earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and media the past two seasons. In Penn State's eight Big Ten games in 2013, Robinson made 71 catches (8.9 avg.) for 984 yards (123.0 ypg), improving on his overall season averages. - Penn State football
12/26/2013 - CBSSPORTS.COM ALL-AMERICANS: FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE AS NFL DRAFT PROSPECTS: WR - Allen Robinson, Jr., Penn State: With the Nittany Lions breaking in a freshman quarterback this season, no way Robinson would be able to match his 2012 production, right? Not so fast. The junior receiver surpassed last season's totals and finished with 97 catches for 1,432 receiving yards and was the main playmaker for the Penn State offense. He isn't the biggest (6-2, 210) or fastest (estimated 4.55 speed), but he's able to be effective because he pays attention to detail and is extremely aggressive when the ball is thrown in his area. Robinson projects as a top-40 prospect if he makes the jump to the NFL. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/05/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): Allen Robinson, Penn State, Receiver...A semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, Robinson earns his second Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year in its third year of being awarded. The honor is named for Pat Richter (Wisconsin) and Desmond Howard (Michigan). Robinson is the first player to lead the Big Ten in receptions and receiving yards in consecutive years since at least 1985. He joins All-American Bobby Engram (1993-95) as the Penn State wide receivers who have earned multiple first-team All-Big Ten recognition. - Penn State football
12/05/2013 - Top Prospect of Week 14: Penn State WR Allen Robinson...NFL scouts flocking to see Penn State take on Wisconsin is certainly nothing new. For the top prospects on both teams to play wide receiver, however, is a bit unusual. The elite pass-catchers in the Big Ten put on a show Saturday afternoon as Allen Robinson's Nittany Lions surprised Jared Abberderis and the No. 15 ranked Badgers, winning 31-24. Each receiver played well, showing off the contrasting styles that project nicely to the next level. On this day, however, it was the junior from Penn State who starred.
Robinson, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound junior, is the physical prototype, blending great size, strength and acceleration to project as a future NFL star. He's much more fluid than his lanky frame would suggest and showed great power and determination in this contest, fighting off would-be tacklers to generate yards after the catch.
While Abbrederis was statistically superior, Robinson (eight catches for 122 yards) was the more impressive performer, utilizing his straight-line speed and strength to blow past the Badgers' for big plays or simply shoving defenders out of the way to generate yardage after the catch. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/05/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (COACHES): Allen Robinson, Penn State, Receiver...Robinson broke the Penn State season records with 97 receptions for 1,432 yards this year, snaring six touchdown catches. He is ranked No. 3 in the nation in receiving yardage (119.3 ypg) and is eighth in receptions (8.1). The former Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep standout averaged a team-high 14.8 yards per catch and his 65-yard touchdown catch at Ohio State was the team's second-longest play from scrimmage this season. - Penn State football
12/05/2013 - Top Prospect of Week 14: Penn State WR Allen Robinson...With the Nittany Lions trailing 14-7 in the closing minutes of the first half, Robinson ran an 18-yard square-in and leapt into the air to haul down a high pass from Hackenberg to give Penn State first and goal from the two-yard line. The pass was thrown where only Robinson could catch it but robbed him of the opportunity to do anything after making the grab.
Robinson was featured on the Nittany Lions' first drive following the half, diving back towards his quarterback and getting his hands underneath the football to save one low pass for a first down and showing off his strength to push aside Shelton and linebacker Derek Landisch after catching a quick out for another one. The variety of routes run, receiver positions played and the ability to gain separation against both press-man and off coverage is an indication of Robinson's polish. His consistent production this season is another.
Saturday was the eighth time this season the First Team All-Big Ten wideout eclipsed the 100-yard mark. Despite catching just three passes for 29 yards as a true freshman two years ago, Robinson's 175 career receptions rank second in school history to Deon Butler's 177. With the Nittany Lions ineligible for a bowl this season due to NCAA sanctions, it remains to be seen if the next pass Robinson catches comes with Penn State or in the NFL. The junior has said that he'll discuss his options with his family and make a decision over Penn State's holiday break. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/05/2013 - Top Prospect of Week 14: Penn State WR Allen Robinson...As the clear focal point in head coach Bill O'Brien's quick-hitting pro-style attack, Robinson isn't just talented, he's developing into a polished route-runner and hands-catcher. He's used on a variety of routes which just make his projection to the NFL that much easier. Robinson's biggest play of the game, for example, came off of a quick screen in the first quarter. With 9:00 remaining in the open quarter and the Nittany Lions facing a 2nd and 13 from their own 27-yard line, Robinson went in motion towards the Penn State (left) sideline.
At the snap he hesitated, caught the quick pass from quarterback Christian Hackenberg and showed off his vision, fluidity and acceleration, cutting first towards the middle of the field and then back to the left to run down the sideline for a gain of 52 yards.
His first catch of the game was a quick slant against press coverage on Penn State's opening drive. Showing the savvy scouts are looking for, Robinson took an initial step and then hesitated, freezing talented Wisconsin cornerback Sojour Shelton, before breaking sharply at a 45 degree angle to collect the pass from Hackenberg for an easy first down.
While Robinson's quickness and acceleration make him more than capable of lining up inside as a slot receiver in the NFL (as he often does for Penn State), it is his size, physicality and leaping ability which consistently beat up the Badgers Saturday. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/03/2013 - 2013 BIG TEN RICHTER-HOWARD RECEIVER OF THE YEAR: Allen Robinson, Penn State...A semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, Robinson earns his second Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year in its third year of being awarded. The honor is named for Pat Richter (Wisconsin) and Desmond Howard (Michigan). Robinson is the first player to lead the Big Ten in receptions and receiving yards in consecutive years since at least 1985. He joins All-American Bobby Engram (1993-95) as the Penn State wide receivers who have earned multiple first-team All-Big Ten recognition.
Robinson broke the Penn State season records with 97 receptions for 1,432 yards this year, snaring six touchdown catches. He is ranked No. 3 in the nation in receiving yardage (119.3 ypg) and is eighth in receptions (8.1). The former Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep standout averaged a team-high 14.8 yards per catch and his 65-yard touchdown catch at Ohio State was the team's second-longest play from scrimmage this season.
Robinson delivered his school record eighth 100-yard receiving game this season with 122 yards in the win at Wisconsin. He moved into third place on the Penn State career receiving yards charts with 2,474 yards, trailing only Deon Butler (2,771 yds; 2005-08) and Bobby Engram (3,026 yds; 1991, 93-95) on the all-time charts. A starter in 23 games the past two seasons, Robinson has 10 catches of 40 or more yards and 17 catches of 20 or more yards this year. - Penn State football
10/12/2013 - Penn State went 80 yards in 23 seconds to send its game against No. 18 Michigan into overtime Saturday. Then the real game started. The Nittany Lions and Wolverines went back and forth for four overtimes, squandering as many opportunities as they cashed in on, before Bill Belton's 2-yard touchdown run gave Penn State a 43-40 win in Beaver Stadium. Michigan kicker Brendan Gibbons made two field goals and missed two on the Wolverines' four possessions, and Penn State had one Sam Ficken make, one miss and a lost fumble before Belton's score. Penn State (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) won for the second time in overtime under Bill O'Brien, and Michigan (5-1, 1-1) lost for the first time this season.
Penn State trailed in the final minute of regulation before quarterback Christian Hackenberg hit Allen Robinson for a 14-yard gain that was initially ruled out-of-bounds but then overturned by replay, then found Brandon Felder for 29 yards, then again went to Robinson, who came down with a jump ball at the half-yard line. Hackenberg sneaked the ball in on the next play to tie the score, and Gibbons' 52-yard field goal attempt fell short. Penn State's defense, which had forced six turnovers in its first five games, came up with three takeaways in the first half alone, and the Nittany Lions capitalized on two of them. - The Sports Xchange
09/12/2013 - Scouting the Penn State passing game: Freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg set a school freshman single-game passing record with 311 yards through the air Saturday and is blossoming quickly. He's thrown three interceptions and lost a fumble to go with his three touchdown passes through two games but has held up well in the face of pressure and been accurate with short, medium and long-range passes alike. Wide receiver Allen Robinson is dangerous from any spot on the field -- Penn State's coaches have brought him out of the backfield on occasion -- and is getting support from veteran wideout Brandon Felder and tight ends Jesse James and Kyle Carter. - The Sports Xchange
08/27/2013 - WR Allen Robinson, who set a single-season school record with 77 catches and led the Big Ten in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns as a sophomore last season, will see time at all three of Penn State's wide receiver positions after playing predominately at the "X" receiver spot last season. The Nittany Lions want to move Robinson around, knowing he will likely draw extra attention from opposing defenses. - The Sports Xchange
08/14/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: WR Allen Robinson set Penn State's single-season record for receptions as a sophomore and should once again receive plenty of targets, this time from a to-be-determined first-year starter at quarterback. - The Sports Xchange
08/14/2013 - TOP PENN STATE PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 2. WR Allen Robinson (6-3, 204, 4.54)*...After recording just three catches as a little-known freshman in 2011, Robinson emerged as Penn State's top weapon on offense in 2012 with a huge sophomore season. He was quarterback Matt McGloin's first read on seemingly every passing snap last year, leading the Big Ten in catches (77), receiving yards (1,018) and touchdown grabs (11). Remarkably Robinson is just the second Nittany Lions wideout to eclipse the 1,000-yard receiving mark, joining 15-year NFL veteran Bobby Engram. He is a fluid, flexible athlete for his larger frame and is a physical ball carrier, picking up chunks of yards after contact and doing a nice job in traffic to win jump-ball situations.
Robinson accelerates quickly, but is more of a one-speed athlete and his vertical speed is very average. He needs to tighten his routes and improve his field and spatial awareness along the sidelines, but above all, he needs to be more reliable finishing catches with his hands as his focus can run hot-and-cold at times. Robinson has the bad habit of playing rushed and needs to stay under control through the snap, catch and whistle, but he works well in tight areas and has some Anquan Boldin to his game. Penn State will break in a new quarterback in 2013, but if Robinson is able match his production from a year ago, he might be tempted to skip his senior season to be an early round draft pick. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
07/25/2013 - 2013 BIG TEN PRESEASON PLAYERS TO WATCH LIST: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State...Robinson flourished in Coach Bill O'Brien's dynamic, up-tempo offense in 2012 en route to Big Ten Receiver of the Year and first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches, media, BTN.com and ESPN.com. Having made three catches for 29 yards in 2011, the vastly talented Robinson broke the Penn State season receptions record with 77 catches last year, shattering the previous mark of 63 held by All-Americans O.J. McDuffie (1992) and Bobby Engram (1995). Robinson's 77 receptions also obliterated the Penn State sophomore season mark of 48 that had been held by Engram (1993) and Deon Butler (2006). - Penn State football
07/20/2013 - 2013 BILETNIKOFF AWARD WATCH LIST: Allen Robinson, Penn State, JR...A starter in all 12 games last year, Robinson's 1,013 yards marked just the third 1,000-yard receiving season in Penn State history as he joined Engram (twice) as the only 1,000-yard single season receivers to wear the blue and white. The former Orchard Lake St. Mary's Prep standout also broke Freddie Scott's school sophomore season record of 973 yards in 1994.
His 11 touchdown catches were tied for second-highest in a season at Penn State, along with Engram (1995), who holds the record with 13 touchdown grabs in 1993. The 6-3 Robinson led the Big Ten in catches (77), receptions per game (6.4), receiving yards (1,013, 84.8 avg.) and touchdown catches (11) last year. His 66 points and 1,013 all-purpose yards were second on the team. - Penn State football