On last night's episode of the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016 Allen Robinson was the final player revealed. He came in at #31 and after being a second round pick just two years ago, Robinson has clearly stepped into the upper echelon of receivers in the NFL.
Robinson is the 5th Jaguar player to crack the list this year after the Jaguars had only one player (Sen'Derrick Marks) on the list in 2015. He follows Telvin Smith, Allen Hurns, Chris Ivory, and Blake Bortles as Jags to make the list in 2016.
Robinson's meteoric rise from unranked to #31 can be attributed to many things, but by far Robinson's most important skill is his ability to win 50/50 balls in the air. If he's covered, he's open. The Jaguars young quarterback Blake Bortles learned that quickly and routinely threw the ball to Robinson when it looked like he was covered and to the excitement of teammates and fans alike Robinson came down with the ball more often that not. Robinson is a talented receiver - he boasts size, leaping ability, and amazing hands - but his work ethic put him over the top in 2015 as he became an elite route runner and student of the game.
Robinson absolutely dominated statistically last season. He recorded 90 catches, 1,400 yards, and 14 touchdowns, averaging a ridiculous 17.5 yards per catch. His 14 TDs led the NFL and helped him earn the respect of his peers.
Robinson is likely the last Jaguar on the countdown this year. But, there could be even more Jags to crack the list in 2017 as they are loaded with young, talented players.
Watch the video from last night's episode:
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