By: Chris Dommermuth
One of the most intriguing draft prospects this year will be Michigan QB/WR/RB/CB/?? Denard Robinson. There are so many different opinions out there for what position he’ll be best suited at the NFL level.
Mel Kiper recently surprised many recently when he projected Robinson as a second round pick. A second round pick for a player that has no set position.
“Some people think he can play cornerback. I think he’s going to be an offensive entity. He could help out in the return game possibly. I think after he runs, after he tests, after he works out, I think Denard Robinson is no later than a second-round draft choice,” -Mel Kiper.
Robinson had a great collegiate career as a 4-yr. starter at Michigan. He did a nice job transitioning from QB to RB last season rushing for over 7 yards a carry. But a 2nd round pick?
Denard will have a chance to prove he can play on the offensive side during the Senior Bowl. He’ll have to show he can run precise routes, and catch the football.
If a team were to draft Robinson in the second round, that would mean they see him as a potential Percy Harvin type player.
“Denard Robinson, just a great football player. Everybody loves his passion for the game, his toughness, obviously he has great speed, great athleticism, great versatility. He can catch the ball, he can run with the ball,” -Kiper.
He has just 3 catches over his college career, and has never returned a punt. It’s tough to say he’ll be able to master both of those skills well enough to warrant a second round pick. With about three months away, the next three months will be crucial for Robinson.
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