Bills bring tall & talented WR Jalen Robinette in for Mini Camp despite Air Force ruling

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The Buffalo Bills rookie mini camp starts on Friday and an extremely intriguing prospect has made his way onto the list of attendees. As the team continues to bolster its wide receiver corps, undrafted WR Jalen Robinette from Air Force will be taking part in the workouts.

You may recall the 6’3, 220 pound Robinette flashing across the college football highlight reels on fall Saturday afternoons. He’s blessed with long arms, huge hands and plays “grown man football” according to his scouting reports. Originally, he was projected as a mid-round selection, however right before the NFL Draft, the Air Force ruled he would have to fulfill the two years of active duty before joining an NFL team. Despite the Department of Defense previously saying Robinette could forego his active duty commitment until a later time, the Air Force decision effectively took him off most team’s big boards.

NFL.com editor Chris Trapasso referenced in the tweet/link above however that Robinette’s agent is fighting hard to get his client on the field this fall. That could be big news for Buffalo, as Trapasso ranked him as the 7th best WR in the 2017 class and even compared him to Demariyus Thomas of the Denver Broncos. It looks like the Bills will get first crack at the play maker who recorded 35 receptions for 959 receiving yards, six touchdowns and a whopping 27.5 yards per catch in 2016, if he’s allowed to play.

Jalen Robinette already has excellent size, length and vertical ball skills, but will need to improve his route-running/ technique to make an impact in the NFL. His potential ceiling is extremely high though which is why it’s exciting the Bills brought him in for rookie mini-camp. Check out his collegiate highlights in this video and stay tuned for more updates on the WR’s availability moving forward.

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