Nov 2, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Allen Robinson (8) runs the ball during the second quarter against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Illinois 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Penn State WR Allen Robinson declares for the NFL Draft

Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson has declared for the 2014 NFL Draft.  There was a line of thought where he might want to come back and play another season with quarterback Christian Hackenburg, but once Bill O’Brien made the decision to become the head coach of the Houston Texans, it seemed a matter of when rather than if Robinson would leave.

The 6’3″ 210lb Southfield, Michigan native has a nice combination of size, speed and strength.  Robinson had a big year with 97 catches, 1,432 yards and and 6 touchdowns this past season.

The wide receiver class had been lacking top tier talent in the senior class aside from a player like Jordan Matthews from Vanderbilt, but the number of underclassmen who are declaring could make it so some of these extremely talented players slip further in the draft than they expected.

The deadline for underclassmen to declare is January 15th and players who have not signed an agent can change their mind if they should choose.  In Robinson’s case, they may not even have a head coach by then which made this decision to come out a likely one.

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: Allen Robinson NFL Draft Penn State Nittany Lions Football