Allen Robinson called ‘average’ by Stephon Gilmore after burning Bills

Allen Robinson is in the midst of a breakout year, but Stephon Gilmore still sees him as "average."
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Allen Robinson has quietly burst onto the scene this season with big numbers for the largely-overlooked Jacksonville Jaguars. For proof, in just his second year in the league, Robinson is tied for first in the league with six touchdown receptions in seven games.

To go along with his league-leading six touchdown catches, Robinson is first in receptions of 20-plus yards with 14 — two more than any other receiver. On Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, he continued to impress with a six-catch, 98-yard and one-touchdown performance. The Bills tout one of the best secondaries in the NFL, led by Stephon Gilmore, but Robinson made them look fairly pedestrian in London.

After the game, Robinson somehow managed to get brushed aside and not get the credit where credit is due.

“He caught, I don't know how many passes,” Gilmore said via Matthew Fairburn of “He wasn't tough to guard. If you watch the film it will tell you that … He's OK. He's an NFL receiver. Average.”

Robinson may be an average receiver to Gilmore, but he's hardly that. In addition to being first in the league in touchdown catches and big-play receptions, Robinson is sixth in the NFL with 586 receiving yards. He's having a breakout year and opposing defenses have had a hard time containing the second-year wideout.

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