During OTAs this offseason, Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley publicly revealed his desire for second-year WR Allen Robinson to play "angry."
Robinson was one of the OTA standouts, bouncing back from the stress fracture injury in his foot with noticeable renewed athleticism and a handful of eye-popping catches. This season, Robinson holds an opportunity to build on his impressive rookie campaign by applying his prior experience and combining that with the "anger" Bradley is trying to instill in his young offense. If Robinson can play angrier, he’ll contend for more 50-50 balls and look to become a factor in the redzone.
If last season is any indication, Robinson will have little difficulty taking that next step.
In a young, rookie-saturated offense, Robinson appeared to be the most polished WR on the roster. A-Rob has every one of the tools required to stretch the field. Still, Robinson most often became the recipient of Bortles’ one-read dumps last season as the offense carefully moved the ball against the opposition. This year, in a new offense surrounded by new weapons, Robinson has a chance to build on his established chemistry with Blake Bortles and become a multipurpose focus in the Jaguars offense.
SB Nation's Danny Kelly recently wrote about A-Rob's potential role in 2015, and it's worth a read.
Allen Robinson looks to break out as the Jaguars X receiver this season. We compiled some plays from last season to showcase the brimming potential A-Rob is riding on as he enters his second year. Enjoy them all below!
Allen Robinson was Bortles' most dependable WR in 2014. Only 1 drop in 76 targets. Great hands https://t.co/kEcekzcH3X— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) June 29, 2015
Bortles threw Robinson into traffic/contact quite often, relying on A-Rob's ability to secure the ball https://t.co/AjjbBc2KBK— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) June 29, 2015
Last season, A-Rob showed an ability to work the field like a veteran WR. Great adjustment here https://t.co/P1CoK1fqKd— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) June 29, 2015
Great route, has to find a way to come down with this one. https://t.co/DdLfVD3AtT— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) June 29, 2015
Robinson isn't necessarily a burner, but his acceleration and elusiveness give him big play ability https://t.co/5uyA5hIELR— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) June 29, 2015
A-Rob's hitch route showed up a lot in 2014. When pressed, however, he created separation like a pro https://t.co/CVq523fvla— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) June 29, 2015
With chemistry established, 2015 could be a huge year for #5 and #15 https://t.co/FEFpkT25h5— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) June 29, 2015
21-year old Allen Robinson is primed for a break out year. How far can he go?