Draft Capsule: WR Denard Robinson

Draft Capsule: WR Denard Robinson

March 29, 2013, 7:45 pm
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Tony Andracki

Denard Robinson (WR), Michigan

5-10 | 199 lbs.

Projection:

6th Rd.

Stats:

1,266 rush yds, 7 rush TDs, 1,319 pass yds, 9 pass TDs, 9 INTs, 3 rec, 31 rec yds

Strengths:

Robinson is one of the fastest players in the draft (4.34 40 time) and has the agility to excel with the ball in his hands. His versatility is also a plus and can break off a big play anytime he touches the ball. Not the tallest or heaviest guy, but has a solid, muscular build. Does not avoid contact and will fight for the extra yard. As a passer, boasts a strong arm and decent accuracy in the short/intermediate game and can be a perfect "gimmick" player in the NFL.

Weaknesses:

Does not really have a position, but his athleticism is enough to make teams interested in taking a flier. Can he be a wide receiver? Or a running back? Or a kick/punt returner? Not very tall and has an issue with fumbles. Not the most durable or consistent player. Questionable decision-making at times.

Fit for the Bears:

Robinson may actually fit very well with the Bears, a team that knows a thing or two about trying to find a spot for a superb college athlete without a true position. Devin Hester -- assuming he sticks around -- may be the perfect role model/mentor for Robinson, and the Bears wouldn't have to use an early-round pick to acquire Robinson. Chicago also needs a speed receiver who can stretch the field, and the Michigan product may be just the man for the job.