Robinson to Jacksonville is first Nittany Lion pick
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – The Jacksonville Jaguars traded up nine spots to select former Penn State receiver Allen Robinson in the second round of the NFL draft.
The Jaguars gave San Francisco their third-round pick (No. 70 overall) and a fifth-rounder (No. 150) to choose Robinson with the 61st selection.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Robinson caught 177 passes for 2,474 yards and 17 touchdowns in three years at Penn State. He had 97 receptions for 1,432 yards and six scores last year.
GM Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley said drafting Robinson and fellow second-round receiver Marqise Lee, an All-American from USC, means the end of Justin Blackmon’s career in Jacksonville. Blackmon is suspended indefinitely for repeated violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy.