May 16, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson (80) listens to head coach Gus Bradley during rookie minicamp at Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars sign second-round pick Allen Robinson

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The Jacksonville Jaguars signed their second of two wide receivers the club drafted in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft as they agreed to a new with Allen Robinson.

The 2013 All-American was the 61st selection in the draft and he could be in line for early playing time as a rookie out of Penn State with not much in the way of competition behind Cecil Shorts and fellow second round pick Marqise Lee, who remains unsigned.

With the suspension of Justin Blackmon opening a Grand Canyon-sized hole in the depth chart for the Jaguars, the 6-3, 209-pound receiver could be one of the top rookies in the NFL this season if he is able to perform well at the team’s training camp and into the preseason and develop a chemistry with quarterback Chad Henne.

Robinson recorded 97 receptions for 1,432 yards and six touchdowns as a junior last season while catching passes from true freshman Christian Hackenberg in Happy Valley. He led the Big Ten in receptions and yards each of the past two seasons and also led the conference with his 11 touchdown receptions in 2012.

The Jaguars still have to find their quarterback of the future, which could come in the 2015 NFL Draft with prospects like Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston, Brett Hundley and Bryce Petty eligible for the draft, but whoever the team tabs to be the quarterback to lead them back to the postseason, they will have two young and talented receivers in Robinson and Lee.

 

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