When the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Denard Robinson, they knew they had found themselves an uber athlete. But Robinson was without a true position as the former Michigan quarterback attempted to mold himself into an NFL caliber running back.
That didn’t go so well in 2013 as Robinson often found himself coughing up the ball and looking like a shell of the player we saw ripping apart NCAA defenses during his time with the Wolverines.
Now Robinson has committed himself to the position thanks to adding 15 pounds during the offseason.
“I think he’s up to 212 pounds and he came to us at 197,” Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley told the media at NFL owner’s meetings. “He has taken a different approach. He’s coming in to get ready and he understands he’s a running back.”
Of course, adding poundage isn’t always ideal as it’s sure to slow most down (not significantly however), but Robinson needed some extra bulk if he was going to be a successful NFL running back.
Hopefully 2014 will go better for Robinson and a much improved Jacksonville Jaguars team.