It’s no secret around the league that the spread option is, well, spreading. If you can’t defend it, you are going to have a hard time. For the New York Giants, they had a lot of problems defensively, and the spread option is something they are going to have to deal with if they want to get back to the Super Bowl. They dabbled in trying to sign Pat White to be the third quarterback and run the option, but I have a different idea for them.
A late round pick on Denard Robinson could be an intriguing option to help them out on this front. Robinson will be a hybrid kind of player at the next level, playing running back, quarterback, wide receiver and returning kicks and punts. If the nerve in his arm has healed, he could be the perfect Swiss-army knife kind of guy to give the defense a look that you don’t usually see from the Giants.
In the meantime, they can develop Robinson’s game at wide receiver while using him to play at option quarterback at times during practice. He could also contribute on special teams. Getting a guy to develop isn’t the worst thing in the world to do for them in that round. He ran a 4.43 40 yard dash, so he’s certainly got the speed element to his game that could be useful for the Giants. He’s on the small side at 5’11”, however, the Giants can be creative enough to get the most out of him.
He may not last to the sixth round, however, the Giants should get creative, and pick Robinson if he’s available at that point.