As the Jaguars season begins, so too does our countdown end. Allen Robinson is the best player on the Jaguars roster — if anyone tells you otherwise, then you need to stop listening to them when they talk football. Robinson was drafted in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, when the Jaguars traded back up into the second round to acquire the wide receiver from Penn State. Since then, all he has done is rack up 134 catches, 2,020 receiving yards, and 16 TDs. Robinson was the second receiver drafted by the Jaguars in the 2014 draft, but he is now, without a doubt, the best receiver and player on the team.
When Robinson entered the NFL many questioned his top end speed and did not think he would be able to separate from defenders. Everyone who thought that was wrong. Robinson is plenty fast — He ran a 4.42 at his Pro Day which should have silenced the critics, but of course that was overlooked. His work ethic, which has allowed him to becoming an elite route runner, and his incredible ability to make plays on 50/50 balls has propelled him into the conversation of the elite receivers in the NFL.
But how is he able to catch so many balls with defenders draped all over him? His 6 foot 3 inches, 220 pound frame combined with his insane 40 inch vertical leap allows him to get better position on the ball than his defender and then his hands do the rest.
The Bottom Line: Following a 1,400 yard, 14 TD sophomore campaign expectations are sky high for the 23 year old wide receiver. He has time and lots of it before his skills begin to diminish, so the potential for this receiving phenom is virtually limitless. With a good offense around him and an improving young QB, Robinson will be one of the best wide receivers in the NFL for years to come.