Robinson aims to prove himself -- again

April, 10, 2014
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Most NFL experts have Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson pegged as a second-round draft pick.

But you never know.

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly reportedly attended Robinson’s pro day Tuesday.

The Eagles hold the No. 22 overall pick in the first round of the draft in May, yet they could grab Robinson in the later rounds.

Robinson, who has good size at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, caught 97 passes for a school-record 1,432 yards and six touchdowns last season.

Ask Robinson and he believes the first round is where he should land.

"I believe that I’m a first-round draft pick,” Robinson told PennLive.com. “I think that goes for anybody who is in this draft. That’s something that we’re trying to prove right now and some of the things that people kind of have questions on us coming into this combine, and we train for and prepare for to try and show that we can do a lot of different things in our game.”

Robinson ran a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash, which had to impress the 26 NFL teams which showed up for Penn State’s pro day.

Whether Robinson winds up with the Eagles or another team, he’s determined to prove his mettle. No matter what round he’s selected.

Robinson left Penn State with one season of eligibility remaining.

“I wouldn’t be disappointed,” Robinson told PennLive.com about where he might be drafted. “I wasn’t highly recruited out of high school, so I’m not too worried about not getting drafted. All I can do is work. My whole life has been sitting around waiting. So whatever round I go in, it is what it is. But at the same time, when I get to my team I’m going to grind and earn my spot.”

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