Michigan’s Denard Robinson set what was, at the time, the single-season rushing record by a college quarterback with a whopping 1,702 in 2010. The total was extremely impressive, and it is only made more so by the 2,570 passing yards that went along with his elite ground game.
However, for one of the greatest to ever play for one of the nation’s most decorated college football programs, Robinson’s performance proved to be a harbinger for things to come.
Robinson has been invited to the Senior Bowl, but not as the dual-threat quarterback star that racked up more than 500 yards of total offense in several games over the course of his decorated career.
No, rather, just like defenses were forced to play ‘Where’s Denard?’ in the final four games of his senior season, Robinson will not be lining up at quarterback in the Senior Bowl.
Against South Carolina in the Outback Bowl, Robinson rushed for 100 yards on the dot on 23 carries. Yet, he has not even been invited to one of college football’s showcase games for outgoing student-athletes as a running back.
Instead, Robinson is going to have to stand out to NFL scouts as a wide receiver, according to CBSSports.com.
Changing positions is never easy, especially after starring at what is arguably the most important position in all of American sports — heck, just ask Tim Tebow how it went during his time with the Jets.
However, if Robinson hopes to improve his draft stock, he must make the transition, and quickly. If he is selected by the right NFL team, there will be an opportunity for an uber-talented player like Robinson to do what he does best, and that is to make plays.
Again, it just probably shouldn’t be with the Jets.