Aldrick Robinson on the Rise

Image via Keith Allison/Flickr

Image via Keith Allison/Flickr

Via Aldrick Robinson impressing RGIII with strong start to camp.

After a season on the practice squad, Robinson made Washington’s 53-man roster last year, recording 11 catches for 237 yards and three touchdowns.  Robinson (a sixth-round pick in 2011 out of Southern Methodist) was used primarily as a spot-duty deep threat last season. This year, he aims to take the next step forward in his development, and become a regular contributor.

Robinson appears more confident and precise in his route-running this camp, and he attacks the ball with more aggression than previous years. He regularly is on the victorious end of his matchups in 1-on-1 drills against defensive backs.

Many fantasy owners who read RotoViz know that we’ve talked about Aldrick Robinson a bunch on the site. With the Washington receiver going into his third year, dynasty owners were crossing their fingers for good news out of training camp. Well it seems those prayers have been answered. As reported by Mike Jones of the Washington Post, Robinson has impressed RGIII and has outplayed many of the defenders he has faced. But why is this such great news? Begin by reading Jon Moore’s profile on Aldrick Robinson.  Then, check out Matthew Freedman’s article on Aldrick Robinson, in which he argues that Robinson could potentially end up a top-3o wide receiver in 2013. In both articles, the common theme seems to be that Robinson could break out if given the opportunity by the Washington coaching staff. If Robinson continues to perform this way in training camp, it will be tough for Mike Shanahan to not give him the looks he deserves during the season. And in terms of fantasy performance, he has Mike Wallace potential at a much cheaper price. Make sure to track Robinson’s progress in camp, and make sure he finds a place on your draft board going into 2013. Don’t forget to look at Robinson’s full projections using our RotoViz WR Similarity Score App.

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