Training Camp Profile: WR Robby Anderson
By Matthew Ordazzo
In his training camp profile, wide receiver Robby Anderson finds himself entering his sophomore season with the New York Jets ready to step up big time.
All eyes appear to be on second-year undrafted rookie receiver Robby Anderson heading into training camp after the news of Eric Decker‘s impending trade or release by the New York Jets. Unfortunately, it’s business since the Jets are in a full rebuilding mode to prepare for a brighter future.
This is good news for Anderson who will undoubtedly be motivated to step up his game big time to deliver consistent results. He went undrafted in 2016 but later found himself on a first class ticket to the Big Apple as the newest member of Gang Green.
Below is his training camp profile as he does his best to move up the depth chart at wide receiver and showcase his unique skills on offense.
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2016 SEASON REVIEW
Anderson entered the Jets offseason in 2016 as a no name. Just a 6’3″ 190-pound undrafted rookie wide receiver no one most likely expected to make the 53-man roster.
Not only did he make it but he spent the majority of the 2016 season as the Jets No. 3 receiver behind Brandon Marshall and Quincy Enunwa.
Anderson wasted little time making his presence known in the eyes of the organization and fan base by having a solid preseason. His best preseason performance came during Week 2 in which Anderson recorded 131 yards on six receptions and one touchdown pass that went for 42 yards.
The young wide receiver followed up that impressive preseason with a solid regular season performance in which he recorded 42 receptions for 587 yards and two touchdowns. Fast forward to present day NFL, the Jets have a completely different offense.
They’ve cut ties with receivers such as Marshall, and most recently Eric Decker. All eyes are truly set on Anderson as Enunwa and himself have been bumped up to the top of the depth chart following these roster moves.
2017 SEASON OUTLOOK
Anderson is expecting to have a much larger role in the Jets offense in 2017 under new offensive coordinator John Morton. Anderson has the size and athleticism to be a potential top receiving target for the Jets, however, he must work on his behavior outside of football in order to maintain a professional and successful career in the NFL.
It’s never a good sign when a young receiver finds himself in legal trouble this early in his career let alone at all. Never the less, this is his first offense while in the NFL. Anderson, like stated before, has all the tools to become a top wide receiver for the Jets as long as he can avoid another arrest.
TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION
Leading up into training camp, Anderson has trained with former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson during the offseason as he looks to improve his game and past season stats. With Anderson recording 587 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games, eight starts last season, expect his results to greatly improve as the wideout out currently sits next to Enunwa on top of the WR depth chart heading into training camp.
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Anderson’s roster spot, barring a successful training camp, could be secured for the 2017 season. It’ll be interesting to see what the layout of the Jets WR depth chart will be for the upcoming season with newly drafted Chand Hansen and Ardarius Stewart now in the mix.