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2017 NFL Draft profile: Air Force WR Jalen Robinette

Where will the Air Force grad get selected?

NCAA Football: Air Force at Fresno State Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Air Force Falcons do not normally get players taken in the NFL Draft and their last player selected was 28 years ago when defensive end Bryce Fisher was taken in the seventh round by the Buffalo Bills.

Wide receiver Jalen Robinette put up great numbers in the amount of chances he had in this run-option attack. Every time Robinette caught the ball it was for a big play as he averaged 27 yards per catch, but some of that was due to playing in the run-heavy attack which created more opportunities for him.

Strengths: His size is great for an NFL wide receiver standing at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds. He catches nearly everything thrown his way and he is not afraid to go over the middle to take a hit while catching the ball. While not fast he has a quick move off the line to get past a corner back, and he is able to create separation late in routes.


Jalen Robinette

2013 12 16 291 18.2 3
2014 13 43 806 18.7 4
2015 14 26 641 24.7 5
2016 13 35 959 27.4 6
Totals 52 120 2,697 22.5 18

Weakness: Playing in this run attack allowed him to have better chances to catch the ball compared to a player who is in a more traditional offense. His 40-yard time was not very good at 4.62 and he tips his hand in route running.

He will need to learn the wide receiver position once again as he will be in an offense that throws the ball more than six times again. Also, for a player who was in a run heavy attack his run-blocking is subpar.

Projection: A few early mock drafts had Robinette going in the second round, but that buzz has faded and he should be drafted but not until late between the fifth and seventh round.