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Jaguars WR Allen Robinson makes top 10 in NFLPA's Rising 50 list

Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson is a rising star on and off the field. Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Allen Robinson had a monster season in 2015, and now the Jacksonville Jaguars receiver has been tabbed one of the league's top 10 rising stars by the NFL Players Association.

Robinson was ninth on the Rising 50, which the NFLPA released on Thursday. It's a list that identifies the players best positioned to rank among the top sellers of all officially licensed merchandise. The list is designed to help the NFL's business partners plan future product lines and marketing campaigns.

Robinson was one of three Jaguars players on the list. Receiver Allen Hurns was 43rd and linebacker Myles Jack, whom the team drafted in the second round last week, was 48th.

Robinson caught 80 passes for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns and made the Pro Bowl in 2015, his second season. That’s the most touchdown catches and second-most receiving yards in franchise history, and the 14 TD catches also led the league. Robinson averaged 17.5 yards per catch, which was the highest among the 67 players who caught 51 or more passes.

Robinson was ranked behind Los Angeles running back Todd Gurley, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, Seattle running back Thomas Rawls, Los Angeles quarterback Jared Goff, Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott, Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton, Houston receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and Washington cornerback Josh Norman.

Hurns caught 64 passes for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns, including one in seven consecutive games. He did that despite playing nearly the entire season with a sports hernia, but only missed one game. Hurns' 1,707 career receiving yards and 16 career TD catches are the most by an undrafted player in his first two NFL seasons since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

Jack was considered one of the best players in the draft, but slipped to the second round because of concerns about his surgically-repaired right knee. The Jaguars traded their fifth-round pick to move up two spots to take the former UCLA linebacker.