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I was just wondering what you guys think he's going to play. I think he'll turn out a faster version of Randle-El. Who knows, maybe he'll throw a touchdown in the Super Bowl.
spectater and fan like the rest of us
He isn't going to make it as a QB. I hope he can have a Percy Harvin type career.
not sure if his body/frame can take the hits Dem boyz iz big!!!!
Mike Wallace does fine at practically the same size.
Let's just hope he lasts longer in the league than Troy Smith.
Chris Johnson is listed as 5'11", 191lbs.
Denard Robinson is listed as 6', 197lbs.
We will see at the combine what his actual height and weight are.
I see Denard playing RB or WR in the NFL.
That would still make him more succesful than any Ohio QB in the NFL
But really, I see Randle-El as a pretty good comparison. I see a RB/WR who gets used in the return game as much as possible. He'll never be a star, but he'll hopefully have a decent career once he finds his niche.
Kind of what Steve Breaston did I'd say, return guy and slot receiver.
undrafted, free agent, cut
No way he goes undrafted. I'd bet right now he gets picked within the first 3 rounds.
Edit: As a Percy Harvin/Rande-El type of player, not a qb obviously.
This post was edited by gobluescrewosu7 20 months ago
Athletic talent like that doesn't go undrafted.
Have any of you seen him catch footballs?
It's not that hard to catch a football... Running routes would be a different thing, but something you can learn. Someone will take a "risk" on him and assume that the kid can learn how to play wr relatively quickly, while he already knows how to play rb.
should be easy to learn
Denard Robinson is a football player. That dude is not. Those situations aren't even close to being related.
As an explosive KR/PR as he tries to learn how to run routes and maybe become a Devin Hester type (great returner, maybe contribute occasionally as a receiver).
This post was edited by Ansky712 20 months ago
I guess we will just have to wait and revisit this after his Pro-Day.
I could see him becoming a Brad Smith/Josh Cribbs type of player in terms of his role on the team. No way does he stick at quarterback, but he's too athletic to not find a spot in the league at least for the length of one contract. Beyond that, it'll likely hinge on his ability to pick up the finer points of playing receiver. Some guys can do it, while others can't.
Hard to adjust to being a WR in the NFL after being a QB in college. Randle-El couldn't do it too well and not many have. There are guys without Denard's speed and agility who are better WR's right now. GM's might not want to develop him for a few years when there are better options out there who have proven that they can run routes and catch balls.
That's exactly what I was getting at, and his ability to really become a full-time, starting-caliber receiver will likely determine how long he stays in the league. But he brings enough value as a kick/punt returner, receiver in certain packages and a wildcat quarterback that someone will give him a shot.
Denard will get a shot for one simple fact. He is so explosive with the ball in his hands. He has the potential to take it to the house every single time he touches the ball.
I seriously hope the Lions take him if he is still there in like the 3rd round. With as much attention as Calvin Johnson gets I would love for Denard to be on the field at the same time as CJ.
kid makes plays with his feet. fast burst, acceleration, top-end speed, cutting, juking. he's a make-you-miss player in the open field. teams want him. slot wr, kr/pr wild cat. even though he is not a good passer, he is a better passer than a rb running the wild cat. the running back is going to run when they get the direct snap. denard will have the option to run or pass.
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