Aldrick Robinson impressing RGIII with strong start to camp


Aldrick Robinson concentrates on catching a pass during training camp. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

RICHMOND — All eyes have been on Robert Griffin III this training camp as he works his way back from knee surgery. But asked which player has stood out the most to him through four practices, Griffin said wide receiver Aldrick Robinson.

After a season on the practice squad, Robinson made Washington’s 53-man roster last year, recording 11 catches for 237 yards and three touchdowns.  Robinson (a sixth-round pick in 2011 out of Southern Methodist) was used primarily as a spot-duty deep threat last season. This year, he aims to take the next step forward in his development, and become a regular contributor.

Robinson works against Jerome Murphy in camp drills. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
Robinson works against Jerome Murphy in camp drills. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Robinson appears more confident and precise in his route-running this camp, and he attacks the ball with more aggression than previous years. He regularly is on the victorious end of his matchups in 1-on-1 drills against defensive backs.

Griffin, who has followed Robinson’s game since their high school days in Texas, believes that Robinson is on his way to achieving that goal.

“He is a guy I actually played high school ball against him. It is good to see those guys make it, guys that you know,” Griffin said. “I think he has stepped his game up to the next level. He is a guy that we definitely have to get on the field a lot more. Very dynamic, very fast. The one thing he has really improved is his consistency catching the ball, especially in traffic. I think he can attest to that and you can see it out there in practice. He has just looked phenomenal. He is probably the guy that has impressed me the most, but a lot of guys out here are doing a great job.”

What’s ahead:

Today’s practices are at 10 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. Here’s our guide to camp, if you’re headed to Richmond.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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