Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson has his doubters when it comes to his potential future in the NFL. There is doubt among the scouting community that Robinson will be able to transition into a capable NFL quarterback, but they believe he possesses the skillset to become a threat at the next level.
Robinson has heard those concerns and will be entering the 2013 Senior Bowl giving scouts a look at what they want to see.
Per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Robinson will be going into Mobile, Alabama as a wide receiver. He will get receive reps on the outside and will get to show his fluid athleticism off in a platform that will fully display his talent. It is also believed that Robinson will play some running back in the game.
It is a smart move for Robinson and it will maximize his potential for success at the next level.
By going into the game and going through receiver and running back drills, Robinson will have the chance to elevate his draft stock and catch the attention of many teams. If he would have gone to the game as a quarterback, he likely would have struggled and hurt his draft stock.
It’s better to give teams a look at what they want you to be rather than go out and play a position that you will not be considered for in the NFL. It’s a brilliant move and shows Robinson has some smart decision makers in his camp.