The San Francisco 49ers have a new group of wide receivers for 2017. Free-agent acquisition Aldrick Robinson — who followed Kyle Shanahan from the Redskins to the Falcons to the 49ers — is more than merely a veteran presence on the roster.
If there is one wide receiver on the San Francisco 49ers roster who knows head coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense, it’s Aldrick Robinson.
Robinson — who has just 50 receptions in his career — provides the Niners with a veteran presence, and a receiver who knows the team’s offensive system. However, his game film shows us that in addition to his responsibilities in team meetings, he may have a significant role on the field for the 49ers in 2017.
At the beginning of his NFL career, Robinson — who ran track in college — was primarily used as a deep threat for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Similar to fellow speedster Marquise Goodwin, Robinson is a threat to score from anywhere on the field:
Robinson also played with quarterback Kirk Cousins, who shows off his arm on a pass that travels 55 yards in the air:
But Robinson is more than just a deep threat — and he doesn’t mind going over the middle or taking a big hit.