To the surprise of no one once the news of head coach Bill O'Brien's departure was announced, junior wide receiver Allen Robinson announced he was entering the draft:
It was a honor to wear a penn state uniform for 3 years. I will miss my teammates and coaches, blessed for the opportunity and experience!— Allen Robinson (@Djjango8) January 2, 2014
A junior during the 2013 season, Robinson was named to multiple All-America teams, as well as the Big Ten first team two years in a row. He was the conference's leading receiver in both yards and receptions per game, and won the conference's prestigious Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year award in 2013 for the second year in a row. He will leave PSU second on the all-time receptions list, and third in career receptions.
In announcing his early departure, in his official statement, Robinson stated that:
"It was a great honor to play at Penn State," stated Robinson. "I am blessed to have played with, and for, the people in the Penn State football program. This is a decision that I believe is best for my family and I, and I wish all the best to the University and all my teammates."
Robinson has been projected to go anywhere from the end of the first round to the beginning of the third round.