JACKSONVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) – Allen Robinson’s name sits at the front of the entrance to the Jacksonville Jaguars locker room with his number 15 jersey and a few pieces of memorabilia. If his locker is any indication, he’s settled in just fine in the NFL. His play echoes the same sentiment.
He just had a 90 yard touchdown catch Sunday in New Orleans, the longest play from scrimmage in franchise history. At 22, he’s hauled in nearly 1,300 passing yards and 14 touchdowns this year alone. He’s being the Allen Robinson Penn State fans came to know well for his highlight-making plays inside Beaver Stadium.
“As you make plays, you know you can play in the NFL,” Robinson told me Wednesday before the team’s practice. “These guys draft you for a reason. They didn’t bring you in by accident. You can play at this level.”
Robinson’s validation comes after leaving Penn State early, foregoing his senior year. Taken in the 2nd round, he looked past the determinations made by NFL scouts.
“I never looked at the NFL evaluations. The whole time, I always believed in my decision. Even today looking back at it, I’m happy with the results I have accomplished thus far.”