Wide receiver Allen Robinson II ideal fit for Bengals
By Alex Austin
The Cincinnati Bengals have several holes that need to be filled this offseason especially on the offensive side of the football. Wide receiver is a position of need and Allen Robinson II could be the perfect fit for Cincinnati. Robinson led the Chicago Bears with 102 receptions and 1,250 receiving yards in 2020.
Joe Burrow stepped in and was missing franchise quarterback for Cincinnati from day one. As Burrow moves forward in his career he will need to have all the targets possible around him. With the likely departure of A.J. Green in free agency, the Bengals have a hole to fill at wideout.
With two outstanding WRs, the Bengals need a very specific type of player. Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd are both tremendous receivers with unbelievable hands. Boyd mans the slot and is able to provide the quick outlet over the middle, while Higgins runs great routes to put him in a position to make easy catches.
Boyd and Higgins performed well this past season, but both would benefit from a player who can take the top off the defense. Robinson II would be an ideal fit with the Cincinnati Bengals because of his ability to create the big play. Robinson II came in fourth in the NFL in explosive plays over 15 yards with 54 in 2020.
Robinson’s ability to create big plays and stretch the defense would help to create more one-on-one opportunities for Higgins and Boyd. This decision would only make sense if the Bengals then spend plenty of draft capital investing in the offensive line. Burrow will need to have more time to throw deep for this move to pay full dividends.
With that in mind, targeting Penei Sewell (Oregon), Wyatt Davis (Ohio State), or Alex Leatherwood (Alabama) in the 2021 NFL Draft could be enough to solidify the line and make a move for Robinson II a homerun. With a solid offensive line, Robinson II would turn this offense into one of the top offenses in the NFL.