Without a doubt, Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Allen Robinson was one of the more underrated at his position for the past few seasons. Despite continually coming up big for Penn State whenever they needed him, he doesn’t get the hype coming into the 2014 NFL Draft that some others are getting at the wideout position.
However, at Penn State’s Pro Day on Tuesday, Robinson went out and turned some heads in his workout, and could now have possibly vaulted himself into the first round.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) April 8, 2014
In attendance on Tuesday for the event were the two head coaches from NFL teams within the state of Pennsylvania, Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles and Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
These also happen to be two teams that are targeting some wide receiver help in the draft.
Now, while Robinson may have vaulted himself into the opening round, it’s unlikely that the Steelers would stretch for him at number 15, but the Eagles at number 22–should Mike Evans, Sammy Watkins and Brandin Cooks be off the board–are a possibility if Kelly was impressed enough at what he saw today.
Should the Eagles skip out on that plan, then the Steelers are next up with the 46th overall pick, and if Robinson is still available at that point, they would be foolish to pass up the opportunity.
Whatever the case does end up being, Robinson may have finally started to get the eyes of the top scouts moving in his direction after Tuesday.