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2014 NFL mock draft: Buccaneers select Allen Robinson

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take Allen Robinson with the 38th pick of the 2014 POD Community Mock Draft.

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With the 38th pick in Pride Of Detroit's 2014 NFL mock draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson. Dave Marshall is serving as the Buccaneers' general manager, and his reasoning for the pick is below.

Tampa Bay chooses 6'3, 220-pound Orchard Lake St. Mary's alum Allen Robinson, a wide receiver from Penn State. When I took Jake Matthews in the first round, I passed on Mike Evans. I did that because I thought he's too much like Vincent Jackson, and also because I believed there to be a lot of quality depth at the WR position in this draft. I was hoping to have a big, athletic, strong wide receiver who's not shy at all when it comes to taking a hit while making a tough catch over the middle. In this regard, Robinson draws comparisons to an Anquan Boldin-style receiver. With his tremendous leaping ability, long reach and great hands, he has a huge catch radius.

Robinson also has a great ability to cut quickly and is strong enough to shed defenders on quick slants. He is also a very competent run blocker. I believe him to be a perfect complement to Vincent Jackson's long stride, over the top strengths.

Robinson more than adequately fills a big void in the receiving corps with the Mike Williams departure, and he gives the offense the extra spark it needs to effectively compete in an increasingly tough and offensively minded NFC South.


Check out the 2014 POD Community Mock Draft tracker for a look at all of the picks.

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