Penn State Football: Robinson Drafted In Second Round By Jacksonville Jaguars
It was dream years in the making, and former Penn State receiver Allen Robinson saw it come true Friday night when he was selected No. 61 overall by the Jacksonville Jagurars in the second round of the NFL Draft.
Robinson marks the 34th Penn State alum to be drafted since 2006, including 16 in the first three rounds. A total of 333 Nittany Lions have been selected all-time in the NFL Draft, including 36 in the first round.
While Robinson may find himself far from his native Michigan, he won't be without a few Nittany Lions to keep him company. Robinson is set to join Paul Posluszny, Matt Stankiewitch and Nate Stupar on the Jaguars’ roster.
In terms of the ongoing draft, Robinson will join USC receiver Marqise Lee and quarterback Blake Bortles as part of the Jaguars' current draft haul. Bortles defeated the Nittany Lions at the helm of the University of Central Florida offense last season in Beaver Stadium. Lee played alongside former Nittany Lion running back Silas Redd.
Robinson is the second Nittany Lion selected all-time by Jacksonville. Safety James Boyd was selected by Jaguars in the third round in the 2001 NFL Draft.
While at Penn State Robinson set several program records and holds the season records in receptions (97) and receiving yardage (1,432). Robinson ranked No. 3 nationally in receiving yardage (119.3 ypg) and No. 9 in receptions (8.1 avg.) during the 2014 season. He had six touchdown catches in 2013 (17 career) and a long catch of 65 yards, which resulted in a touchdown at Ohio State.
Multiple Nittany Lions remain available in the coming rounds of the NFL draft and throughout free agent signings. While anything is possible, defensive tackle DaQuan Jones or offensive guard John Urschel are the most likely to be selected next.