After an outrageous 2015 season in which Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson broke out for 1,400 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns, Robinson and the Jaguars came tumbling back down to earth in 2016. Despite a similar number of receptions, Robinson went for just 883 yards and six touchdowns—a decent season, but somewhat disappointing compared to 2015. The Jaguars stumbled to a 3-13 record, fired their coach and are now looking to rebound in 2017.
Robinson is as motivated as ever to return to his 2015 form, as evidenced by the time he’s spent this offseason working out at EXOS in Arizona gearing up for training camp. Lower-body strength and explosiveness appear to be his major focus, and it has prepared him to do things like hit 40 inches on his vertical jump.
Robinson jumped 39 inches at the 2014 NFL Combine, so he has added a full inch to his vert in just his third year in the NFL. Robinson’s impressive leaping ability allows him to make catches like the one below.
That catch is from 2015. An even springier Robinson should have Jaguars fans feeling optimistic that their top wideout can return to form during 2017. At the very least, Robinson will be doing his part by making jump balls great again.
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