The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Denard Robinson from Michigan in the fifth round. They listed him on their roster as an offensive weapon and are serious about using Robinson in as many as 5 positions on the field
The Jags are serious about wedging Denard Robinson into the game in as many as five spots—wide receiver, slot receiver, running back, quarterback and kick returner. That’s where he played Saturday night against the Eagles. Before the game, in GM David Caldwell’s office, it was evident how much the Jags want to see Robinson on the field this fall. On Caldwell’s magnetic team depth chart board, right next to the quarterbacks and running backs, was a category labeled “OW.” For “offensive weapon.” That’s the label Robinson gave himself after Jacksonville picked him in the fifth round last April. Robinson told me he wasn’t sad about being moved from quarterback. “As long as I get in the game, anywhere, I’m happy,” he said.
The positions where he’ll most likely spend time this season are at running back, receiver and returner. This summer he worked primarily as a running back and in 3 preseason games has 27 rushes for 94 yards. A very pedestrian 3.48 yards per carry, but he is in some degrees still learning the position.