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    Steelers draft watch: WR Allen Robinson in Round 2?

    Steelers draft watch: WR Allen Robinson

    By Scott Brown | ESPN.com

    PITTSBURGH -- A number of underclassmen who figure to be high picks have declared for the 2014 NFL draft, and one in particular should intrigue the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Allen Robinson needed just two seasons to rewrite the receiving part of Penn Stateís record books, and there is a lot to like about him for a team that might make wide receiver a priority in the draft.

    Robinson has been incredibly productive -- he caught 97 passes for 1,432 yards in 2013 despite playing with a true freshman at quarterback and regularly facing double coverage -- and has good size and ball skills. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder is also athletic enough that he could have played basketball at a Division I school had he taken that route.

    What should really put Robinson on the Steelersí radar: he could be available when they make their second-round pick.

    He has been projected to go anywhere from the first to the third round, and my guess is that Robinson is selected in the second round as I think questions could be raised about his speed -- or at least enough of them to drop him into the second round.

    I think the only way the Steelers go offense with the 15th overall pick of the draft is if there is a left tackle prospect they feel they cannot afford to pass on, or if there is a transcendent wide receiver that gives quarterback Ben Roethlisberger the big downfield target he has long coveted.

    Other than that, I think the Steelers take a playmaker on defense, whether it is for the back end of their secondary, their linebacking corps, or a nose tackle who fits the prototype more than incumbent Steve McLendon does.

    Assuming they donít take a wide receiver in the first round for the first time since Plaxico Burress in 2000, the Steelers could seriously be in play for one in the second round.

    Emmanuel Sanders is, at best, 50-50 to return next season , and if he signs elsewhere the Steelers should bring in a taller wide receiver or give 6-foot-5, 210-pound Derek Moye a serious look there.

    There is a lot to like about Robinson, who is already polished as a receiver, but doesnít turn 21 until next August and still has plenty of upside.

    General manager Kevin Colbert said the Steelers do extra homework on NFL prospects in their backyard, so they donít miss on a player who is right in front of them. You can bet Colbert and the Steelers coaches and scouts will take plenty of interest in Robinson, as they should.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/pittsburgh-s...allen-robinson

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    Sounds like everything is going to come down to his 40 time.
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    There is going to be great value in round two for WR....and big ones too.

    Jordan Matthews
    Kelvin Benjamin
    Allen Robinson
    Davante Adams
    Donte Moncrief
    Steelers 2014 Draft

    1-Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
    2-Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3-Jordan Tripp ILB/OLB Montana
    4-Christian Jones ILB Florida State
    5-Brent Urban DE Virginia
    5-Michael Schofield OG/OT Michigan
    6-Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State
    6-Ben Gardner DE Stanford
    7-Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    Steelers draft watch: WR Allen Robinson

    By Scott Brown | ESPN.com



    Assuming they don’t take a wide receiver in the first round for the first time since Plaxico Burress in 2000, the Steelers could seriously be in play for one in the second round.



    http://espn.go.com/blog/pittsburgh-s...allen-robinson
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    After watching what Kelvin Benjamin did to my Gators, he's at the top of my WR wishlist.
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    46) Pittsburgh Steelers: Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State

    In 2013, Robinson recorded 97 receptions for 1,432 yards and six touchdowns. The junior demonstrated nice quickness to get separation and run-after-the catch ability. He had many prolific games, including contests against Ohio State (12-173), Illinois (11-165) and Indiana (12-173). Robinson could be on the bubble between the first and second day of the 2014 NFL Draft. How well he runs at the Combine and his pro day will have a big impact on his draft stock.

    The 6-foot-3, 204-pound Robinson was one of the bright spots of the 2012 season for Penn State. He excelled in the Nittany Lions' new pro-style offense. Robinson hauled in 77 passes for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns after barely playing in 2011.

    http://walterfootball.com/draft2014charlie_2.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post

    General manager Kevin Colbert said the Steelers do extra homework on NFL prospects in their backyard, so they don’t miss on a player who is right in front of them. You can bet Colbert and the Steelers coaches and scouts will take plenty of interest in Robinson, as they should.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/pittsburgh-s...allen-robinson
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    I hope they consider Clemson their "other back yard".
    Man ... Watkins put a beat down on my Buckeyes .. color me impressed.... though he won't be there at 15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    There is going to be great value in round two for WR....and big ones too.

    Jordan Matthews
    Kelvin Benjamin
    Allen Robinson
    Davante Adams
    Donte Moncrief

    there's already talk of bejamin going in the 1st

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    there's already talk of bejamin going in the 1st
    Exactly. His size and raw talent are freakish. Granted he needs to polish and refine his game a bit more. And he had some problems as a youth. But this is the pros people,....and the line of thought is that which can be Coached up can and will be handled. And as such, you should not pass on players with exceptional ability that just,...is,...regardless of said coaching and tutelage. The only exceptions are guys that are complete head cases. (And sometimes even then)lol

    But Benjamin is likely not such a player. (complete head case) And if he were to perform well at the combine,...especially after playing well in a National Title game with everything on the line,......he will be drafted in the top half of the 1st round.

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