As the Pittsburgh Steelers inch closer to the start of the free agency period, two things have become clear for their offense. Number one, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders appears to be completely out of their plans and number two, the team expects to draft a tall receiver early on in the draft.
To this point, Steelers 101 has broken down two potential prospects that could fit the bill at number 15. Next up is Penn State junior Allen Robinson, a wide receiver that with a great combine could rise up the board into mid-first round consideration.
The 6-3, 210-pound Robinson is more athletic and fluid than many would expect, and has a build that should show him to get bigger. A physical receiver, he has a combination of deceptive speed and strength to snatch the ball in traffic that should allow him to develop into a true number one. He is coming off a record setting campaign in 2013 with 97 catches and 1,432 yards.
To move of the draft board, he will have to answer some questions about his overall ability as a route runner, his average timed speed and an early season suspension in 2013 for a disciplinary issue. At the end of the day, he may not be an explosive vertical threat, but he could develop into a dynamic possession receiver and big-play receiver.
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