Denard Robinson gained more rushing yards at Michigan than any other quarterback in major college football history, but NFL scouts seem unconvinced that he has what it takes to make it at the next level.
Robinson doesn’t have an NFL arm and will have to move to another position in the pros, and his work as a wide receiver at Senior Bowl practices this week has been met with disappointing reviews.
“Not good,” one AFC scout told the Detroit Free Press. “I think he took himself from like the third, fourth round to like the sixth, seventh round.”
No one doubts that Robinson has the talent to make plays with the ball in his hands, but he may be too small to play running back. And so far, Robinson hasn’t shown off the hands that he’d need to play receiver or return kicks.
“He’s got to catch the ball a lot better,” an NFC 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?”
That’s the big question. Robinson has talent, but that doesn’t mean he has a place in the NFL.