Jacksonville Jaguars Plan On Making Denard Robinson A Versatile Weapon

By Joey Farbo
Jacksonville Jaguars Denard Robinson
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Of all of the Jacksonville Jaguars selections in last week’s NFL Draft, perhaps none turned more heads than their selection of former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson in the fifth round.

Throughout the process this spring leading up to the draft, Robinson has been very open with the media about his willingness to play whatever role he has to in order to contribute for his new team. It is likely that team first, willingness to compete attitude is what attracted the Jaguars to Robinson in the first place.

Robinson holds the NCAA record for career rushing yards for a quarterback with 4,495. Even though he spent most of his college career at quarterback, at 5’11” and 200 pounds he is built similarly to Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson and most believe he could hold up as a running back.

Not only does Robinson bring the Jaguars offense some versatility, but he also should give them a much needed infusion of athleticism and speed. Robinson is listed on the Jaguars depth chart as a running back, but if his first practice in a Jags uniform is any sort of indication then offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch is planning on using him all over the field.

“I know he’s a weapon from looking at all the college film. Now it’s a matter of what can he do best for us. He will primarily play running back, but we’re looking forward to be able to move him around to a lot of other spots as well,” Fisch said.

All you have to do is put on the college tape to see that Robinson is absolutely dangerous with the ball in space and the Jaguars are going to scheme ways to get him the ball with room to run.

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