Is Wandale Robinson the future at the Wide Receiver position in 2022?


With the hype and excitement of the 2022 NFL draft, the versatile Wandale Robinson could be the rookie wide receiver you don’t want to fade in your dynasty leagues.

Prep Profile

Wandale Robinson attended Western Hills High School in Frankfort, Kentucky. As one of the top players on the team, Wandale’s athleticism allowed him to play both offense and defense for Western Hills. Per 247 sports, Wandale was a 4-star prospect and number 1 all-purpose back out of the state of Kentucky. He gained a total of 6,795 total rushing yards while scoring 97 touchdowns and also catching 102 receptions for 1,787 yards with 21 touchdowns. Wandale would later accept a scholarship to the University of Nebraska and enroll in the fall of 2019.

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Wandale Robinson Rookie Wide Receiver

College Profile

As a Freshman, Wandale played both Wide receiver and running back for the cornhuskers with season totals of 40 receptions for 443 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also had 340 rushing yards and 3 scores. The reception and yards total was the most by any true freshman in Nebraska history.
Robinson followed up his productive freshman season by leading the Huskers in all-purpose yards as a sophomore with 696 and earning honorable mention All big ten honors.
Coming into his junior season, Wandale made a personal decision to enter the transfer portal and return to his home state to play for the University of Kentucky.
In what would be his final collegiate season, Wandale would finally see the proper usage primarily playing wide receiver he totaled 104 catches, 1334 yards, and 7 touchdowns.
After his junior season, Wandale would later be an early declaration for the 2022 NFL Draft.

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Wandale Robinson Rookie Wide Receiver

NFL & Fantasy Outlook

Wandale Robinson is one of the most dynamic and electrifying wide receivers in this year’s draft. Though he may lack in size, he was still able to be super productive in college getting better every season. In my opinion, what makes him great is his ability to create separation and make defenders miss. With elite footwork and solid hands, Wandale showed he is not afraid to go up and get any pass and come down with it while absorbing the contact from the defensive back.

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He runs a good route tree with the ability to be lined up all over the field and with his previous experience at running back, don’t count that out as an option for offensive coordinators to unleash Wandale to his fullest potential. As stated, the only knock on him is his size. Is he 5”11 or 5”8? Is he 185 pounds? Does this even matter? Who knows, but a lot of questions were answered at this year’s NFL Combine. His measurements proved what we all feared and yes he was undersized. His official measurements came in at 5’8” 178 pounds. He did run an official 4.4 40 yard dash and have a 34.5” vertical so the speed and explosiveness are there. Without a doubt, I think the NFL is gonna love Wandale’s skill set and he should get a late second, early 3rd round draft capital, and Fantasy managers should feel confident selecting Wandale in their dynasty rookie drafts.

Thank you for reading this breakdown of Wandale Robinson. Where do you have him ranked amongst rookie wide receivers in the 2022 NFL draft?

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