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.


6th Rd.


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


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.


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.