You’ve almost got to feel for NY Giants rookie wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson. The former Kentucky standout was taken in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, and people have been all over his back from the moment general manager Joe Schoen decided to pull the trigger and bring him to town.
Robinson has been labeled a reach, overrated and not big enough to hack it in the NFL. During OTAs and minicamp, however, Robinson quieted plenty of haters with his strong play. Apparently his showings weren’t good enough for Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox, as he has listed Robinson on his list of players who won’t live up to the hype this campaign.
NY Giants WR Wan’Dale Robinson will look to silence all of his haters this season
"“It’s going to take time for the Giants offense to really come together,” Knox wrote on Robinson. “It’s going to take time for Robinson to carve out a significant role. It all adds up to an underwhelming rookie campaign for New York’s second-round selection.”"
Knox went on to say that while Brian Daboll is going to help improve this team overall, there’s not going to be a significant change for the G-Men overnight. New York had one of the worst offenses in the league last season and people were calling for former offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to be fired from early on in the year. Luckily, Garrett is nowhere near the team facility.
Now, though, offensive coordinator Mike Kafka has taken over the offense and he’s provided the fanbase with plenty of excitement already. The same can be said for Robinson, as he most certainly looked electric during points of minicamp and OTAs. This included a miraculous diving catch he was able to haul in from Daniel Jones, which left countless folks speechless.
Robinson and Jones are looking strong together early on, and they’ll be ready to keep things going once the regular season gets underway. Last year, first-round pick Kadarius Toney had a rough rookie season, but he’s also got high hopes for 2022. People all over New York are hoping Robinson doesn’t have a similar debut season to what everyone saw from Toney. If you ask Knox, he thinks Robinson is in for a tough time this fall and winter, but we’re going to have to disagree with him here.