By Jeremy Hritz
40-yard dash: 4.4
– 195 receptions, 2248 yards, 20 touchdowns, 11.5 yards per reception
– Versatile receiver who can offer a variety of options as a receiver/ball carrier
– Tremendous vision to anticipate space and acquire unseen yardage
– Outstanding change of direction, mobility
– Can easily get behind a defense for deep gains
|Areas for Growth|
– Small statured and could be out-physicaled by defensive backs
– Unnatural route runner, needs to become more fluid
– Not a combat catcher
– Size limits his catch radius
Wan’Dale Robinson, or “Dale,” can be an explosive offensive player who can both serve as a receiver and a runner, and provide options within an offense. Can take a short pass and turn it into a massive gain, though he isn’t a consistent down-the-field receiver. Shifty and can shake-and-bake, Robinson is a player who can do damage in space.
A third receiver who provides the occasional explosive play that could change the trajectory of a game. Has the capability to go yard every play, but has to overcome his size limitations.
|Potential to Land with the Steelers |
I projected Robinson to the Steelers in my first mock draft, as he is talented fast, and can provide a variety of options as a receiver. He can take a short pass to the house, chunk on an end-around, and make a play down the field. However, while Robinson is a jack-of-all-trades, he is the master of none, making him more of a chess piece that has to be utilized correctly by an offensive coordinator, otherwise, he will flounder. He could be a nice fit in the Matt Canada offense to provide some variety and uncertainty. Would add a different dynamic to Chase Claypool and Diontae Johnson. I’m a fan.