2019 NFL Draft Guide Player Profile: Robby Anderson
Colby Conway breaks down Robby Anderson and tells us what we can expect from the New York Jets wide receiver heading into the 2019 season.
After bursting onto the scene with Josh McCown as his quarterback in 2017, New York Jets wideout Robby Anderson took a step back statistically with Sam Darnold in 2018, but he still hauled in 50 balls for 752 yards and six touchdowns. However, Anderson’s upside is much higher with Darnold than McCown, and the way two hooked up over the final four weeks of the season provides optimism for 2019. Anderson is a deep ball specialist, but he’s so much more talented than just a guy who can use his speed to run straight and maybe make a cut after he’s already 15 or 20 yards downfield. Head Coach Adam Gase has already come out and said he will continue to expand his route tree and find ways to get him the football other than when he is streaking down the field. Perfect. That’s what we want to hear.
Through Anderson’s first ten games of 2018, a whopping 39.2 percent of his targets were thrown at least 20 yards downfield. However, over the final four weeks of the season where he and...