2011 was a career year for wide receiver Laurent Robinson. He recorded highs in receptions (54), receiving yards (858) and touchdowns (11) with the Dallas Cowboys. The odds of him producing those kind of numbers in 2012 with his new team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, are highly unlikely.
The Jaguars finished the season with a 5-11 record, and they have Blaine Gabbert (not Tony Romo) as their quarterback. The Dallas Cowboys throw the ball a ton and Robinson reaped some of the benefits from that in 2011. Prior to Robinson hooking up with Romo, his receiving numbers were less than impressive, and his new QB struggled in his first season behind center.
Gabbert lacked confidence in his rookie year; he averaged only 5.3 yards per pass and only recorded one more touchdown than interceptions. Mike Thomas was the Jaguars leading receiver with 43 receptions and one touchdown.
Robinson will be one of Gabbert’s primary targets, along with the Jags new first round pick Justin Blackmon who they selected No. 5 overall. Robinson won’t be under the radar this season like he was with the Cowboys, who had plenty of wide receivers to take the pressure him. Defenses will be sure to key on Robinson this season.
He’s not exactly wowing the coaching staff so far in training camp either. “I’ve been struggling,” Robinson said. “I’m getting off the line pretty good. I just can’t catch the ball deep right now. But it’s a work in progress. It’s going to come.”
Don’t look for Robinson to come close to his touchdown total from a season ago. At best, Robinson is a No. 4 fantasy wide receiver with the Jaguars. Throw him on the list of Fantasy Football Busts in 2012.