Last offseason, the Chiefs were so intent on getting the band back together that the list even included some lesser free agents like Mike Pennel and Demarcus Robinson and Anthony Sherman who all returned on one-year deals. Brett Veach wasn’t just locking up the big guns in an attempt to “run it back.” He wanted everyone back on board and Robinson followed suit.
Robinson has been quite fortunate this year with a chance to step up in the absence of Sammy Watkins. Since Watkins first went out in Week 5, Robinson has seen an increase in targets and he’s responded fairly well. They aren’t earth-shattering numbers, to be clear, but those opportunities are already spoken for in K.C.
For the last five games, Robinson has 19 catches on 23 targets (an impressive 82.6 percent catch rate) for 214 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. While he had a game to forget just last week in the Chiefs’ win over the Las Vegas Raiders due to numerous miscues or mental errors, Robinson has looked solid with a slightly larger platform.
There’s a strong possibility that a team who decided to reward Robinson with a greater opportunity to showcase his talents would be richly rewarded given his measurables. Don’t forget John Dorsey took Robinson in the round before Tyreek Hill, and Robinson was only available in Round 4 due to off-field concerns (drug rehab) in the first place. Matt Miller at Bleacher Report compared him to Pierre Garcon, while Lance Zierlein of NFL.com said his pro comp was Mike Wallace.
Outside of the shadow of K.C.’s big targets, it makes sense for some team to take a chance on a player who was crowded out most of the time. If Robinson can at least show hints of what could potentially come with full-time reps, some team could give him a nice deal in free agency.