WR Allen Robinson Could Play in Season Opener


The Jacksonville Jaguars’ Allen Robinson could be playing in the season opener. That is, at least according to John Oehser.

Oct 27, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Allen Robinson (8) makes a catch in front of Ohio State Buckeyes defensive back Christian Bryant (2) during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Robinson hasn’t been able to show off his talent because of a nagging hamstring injury, but he is widely expected to be able to contribute immediately. The guy was a top-talent receiver entering the 2014 NFL Draft and the Jaguars immediately tapped him in the second round when they saw he was still on the board.

But how well can Robinson contribute since he has been out for weeks and weeks? It has been nearly a month since Robinson has fully practiced.

Hopefully a lot. But, realistically, don’t expect him to be turning in a 100 yard game. It looks like fellow second-rounder Marqise Lee and undrafted rookie Allen Hurns will be getting a lot more looks after showing they can be effective players during the preseason. Hurns’ move up the depth chart will push Robinson back even further. After the Jags announced their final cuts, they only have five wide receivers available. Three of them, including Robinson, are rookies.

This Jags wide receiving corps is young and inexperienced so anything could happen.

Joe Santino over at Fansided.com would consider Robinson to be “highly questionable” for the season opener against the Eagles. He adds that “…if they [the Jaguars] aren’t even willing to start Bortles, then they won’t play Robinson unless if they believe he is 100%.” It’s hard not to agree with that, and I can’t say I would want Robinson to re-aggravate his hamstring. But it would be really nice to get him out on the field and catching balls, especially since he was such a value pickup in teh draft.