January 1,2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson (16) runs with the ball against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the second half of the 2013 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Michigan Wolverines 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars Will Use Denard Robinson At Running Back


When the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted former Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson in the fifth round of this weekend’s NFL Draft, the immediate question became what will become of him? Robinson was a quarterback at Michigan, but his greatest attribute was always his legworks and agility. He wasn’t the best passer and he really couldn’t run a team that well.

Robinson tried everything in order to find out how he’d be best suited in the NFL. At the Senior Bowl, Robinson lined up at cornerback as well as wide receiver and he was ultimately drafted by the Jaguars as a wide receiver. But the team is reportedly going to use Robinson’s best skill and place him at running back in 2013.

Robinson (5-feet-10, 199 pounds) played quarterback at Michigan, but is expected to play running back in the NFL. He worked at wide receiver at the Senior Bowl.

-Jacksonville Jaguars Team Site

It will be interesting to see how well Robinson does at running back, considering the Jaguars already have two capable guys doing the job already. Maurice Jones-Drew is the starter, but in the final year of a contract he likely won’t renew before testing the market and Rashard Jennings is the backup but failed to capitalize on an opportunity to prove himself a starter last season when Jones-Drew was out.

Obviously, Robinson won’t be pushing anyone out of a role right away, but he’s got a fire in his belly after the way critics disregarded him both while he was at Michigan and when he was coming out of there as well.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Grant-Hembree/100000497288937 Grant Hembree

    Rashad Jennings is with the Raiders…you are a lame jaguars fan!

  • Trojan

    Rashard? WTH is that? We now have Justin Forsett as Mojo’s backup since Rashad Jennings signed with the Raiders in FA.