May 3, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson (29) carries the ball during a rookie minicamp held at Everbank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Denard Robinson Impresses At Rookie Minicamp

May 3, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson poses for a photo with Jacksonville Breeze player Amber Barrick after a rookie minicamp held at Everbank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

For a player that is changing positions and also missing the rest of the rookie minicamp, Denard Robinson really had to make an impression.  According to Jaguars.com, he made that impression.

Robinson won’t be attending the final two days of the minicamp because he is going to graduation at the University of Michigan.  He will be the first member of his immediate family to graduate from college, which is a big deal.  From all of us at B&T, we wish him congratulations.  Head coach Gus Bradley gave him his blessing to go but, if it had been me, I would have gone anyway.

But back to practice.

Robinson reportedly impressed while making the transition from quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines to running back with the Jacksonville Jaguars.  He had two big runs and looked like he could keep with the tough temp set by Bradley.  Per senior writer John Oehser, Bradley said, “He’s learning a couple of positions. You saw him line up at tailback and at wide receiver. We’re throwing a lot at him.”  And while the Jaguars are throwing a lot at him, Bradley also said, “He was good.”

For a young player learning a lot and having to make an impression with only one day at practice, that’s about the best that Robinson could hope for.  Congratulations to him and it’s nice to see that his play making ability translates to the practice field with an NFL team.

– Luke N. Sims

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