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Robinson had an impressive rookie season, as he rushed for 1,070 yards, caught 49 passes and scored 10 total touchdowns in 14 games. Then he watched the Jaguars use the 25th overall selection on Clemson running back Travis Etienne. Forget for a second that Urban Meyer views Etienne as an excellent third-down back option (which makes one wonder why the franchise would invest so highly in a part-time player). The mere presence of Etienne, regardless of the role he plays, is going to mean less opportunities for Robinson. In fact, the more Meyer talks about using Etienne in a role comparable to what Percy Harvin did in his playing days — that of a runner and receiver — the more it feels like Meyer is going to be finding more ways to deploy Etienne outside of passing downs. Meyer did coach Harvin in college, and Etienne is the first running back drafted during Meyer’s first foray into NFL coaching. Robinson, on the other hand, is a man who came in with the last regime. You can do the math. Unfortunately, it doesn’t favor Robinson benefitting in this offense as he once did.

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