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NFL scouts not impressed with Denard Robinson

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08:25 PM ET 01.24 | Denard Robinson made his mark in college football as a rushing quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines. During his time at Michigan, Robinson set a NCAA record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in college football history. Now, he is preparing to make a position change in hopes that he can make the jump to the NFL. Robinson has been working out as a wide receiver this week during Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala. While Robinson has shown off his speed and ability to separate from receivers, he has a lot of work to do on his routes, and his hands have been inconsistent. It is not the type of performance the former Wolverines star was hoping to have in Mobile and it could be costing him. Early reviews around the NFL scouting community is that scouts are not impressed with Robinson's ability to play receiver. "Not good," said an AFC scout. "I think he took himself from like the third, fourth round to like the sixth, seventh round." One NFC scout echoed those comments. "He's got to catch the ball a lot better," the scout said. "I have no idea at this point what I would do. He's not a corner, he's an offensive skill guy, but where do you put him?"

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January 25, 2013  01:00 AM ET

I live in a van down by the river, and i was never impressed with Denard. Sure he pulled a wolverine out of his butt every time he played the Irish,,,, but come on,, anyone with any sense has already left town..

January 25, 2013  11:36 AM ET

He was ideal for Rich Rod's offensive scheme. Unfortunately for Denard, he only got one year to run it. Clearly he was a bad fit for what Hoke and Borges want to do at TSUN. If the young man had not insisted on being the qb, he would be in a much better situation today.

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January 25, 2013  02:12 PM ET

Robinson is the Pat White of 2013.

 
January 26, 2013  02:29 AM ET

Tech school Denard. Maybe you can learn to be an auto mechanic or a nurse's aide.

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