Denard Robinson Selected By Jacksonville Jaguars In Round 5

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

Uber-athletic Denard Robinson was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in round five of the 2013 NFL Draft.  A super great football player, Robinson doesn’t have a natural position in the NFL.  He is expected to play wide receiver but he could be translated to a number of positions.  He figures to be a special teams contributor early on.

For those who didn’t think the Jaguars made a splash in the early rounds, they certainly have now.  Robinson should have been off the board much earlier than the fifth round, but for those who wanted playmakers in Jacksonville, they couldn’t be more pleased.  Robinson played QB at the University of Michigan but could contribute in many roles for the Jags.

I like this pick though it moves away from the “need” strategy of GM Dave Caldwell.  Robinson lands in a great position with the Jaguars, having wide receiver coach Jerry Sullivan there to help him turn into an NFL caliber wide receiver.  I have faith in the coaching staff to turn Robinson into an offensive playmaker, regardless of position.  This was a major value pick for the Jaguars.

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- Luke N. Sims

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Topics: Denard Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars, Michigan Wolverines, NFL Draft, NFL Draft 2013

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  • LukeNSims

    Expected to play running back, but should probably be out wide sometimes.