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2016 NFL Pro Bowl: Allen Robinson named first alternate

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Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson was named first alternate for the 2016 Pro Bowl.

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson has been named first alternate for the 2016 Pro Bowl.

With the 10th-most fan votes for a wide receiver this year, Robinson just couldn't crack the final eight spots. But he's the first guy they'll call if someone can't make it.

And he totally deserves it.

Not only is he the first 1,000-yard receiver for the Jaguars since Jimmy Smith did it in 2005, but he broke the single-season touchdown record weeks before the season was over... and he's still going strong at 13 total touchdowns with two games against bad pass defenses in the New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans to go.

Robinson is seventh in the league with 1,141 yards and tied for first with Odell Beckham, Jr. and Doug Baldwin with 13 touchdowns. His 26 plays of 20 yards or more is first in the NFL, with Antonio Brown (arguably the best receiver in football) in second with 21 plays. He hasn't fumbled the ball once, 53 of his 69 receptions have gone for first downs (which is the second-best percentage in the league) and his 16.5 yards per reception is third in the league behind T.Y. Hilton and Allen Hurns.