Allen Robinson set to graduate early in summer
By Anna Orso | Collegian staff writer collegian.psu.edu
For Penn State star receiver Allen Robinson, the NFL isn't on his mind. At least not yet.
The junior is a projected second-round draft pick according to NFLDraftScout.com and said on a teleconference today that while he's expected to graduate early from Penn State this summer, declaring early for the NFL draft is "something I'm not even thinking about."
Robinson's been a standout player since his breakout season in 2012. Against Indiana last week, he grabbed 12 passes for 173 yards and accounted for more than half of quarterback Christian Hackenberg's overall passing yardage.
This season, the wideout leads the Big Ten conference in receiving yards (average 124.4 per game) and receptions (7.6 per game.) Nationally, Robinson ranks seventh in the nation in receiving yards.
In 2012, Robinson burst onto the scene, recording 77 receptions for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns. NFLDraftScout.com ranks Robinson as the fourth best wide receiver in the 2015 class out of 407 and No. 44 overall.
Still a long way to go before the draft, but I could see us using a early pick on Robinson or Matthews in the upcoming draft.