The Jaguars drafted Denard Robinson last year and designated him an OW, for offensive weapon.
As it turns out, he wasn’t much of either.
Now, the Jaguars are trying to streamline his role, and Robinson has bulked up a bit for the challenge of being a full-time running back.
“I’m excited to make something happen,” Robinson told Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union. “Whatever they ask me to do, that’s what I’m doing.”
And it’s clear what they want him to do.
“He understands he is a running back,’’ Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said. “He’s a more confident athlete and I think he is really looking forward to this.’’
The former Michigan quarterback got just 52 snaps on offense last year, highlighted by three fumbles. But with 15 extra pounds and a new focus — and a clear starter ahead of him in Toby Gerhart — there’s a hope that Robinson can make a few plays and justify the investment.