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Denard Robinson moving to WR

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by LatinMind, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    This is an intriguing move. Guy is super athletic. If he can make the move successfully he'd be a good pickup in the 4th round
  2. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Makes sense. Could be a good slot guy.
  3. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I know someone might, but I wouldn't take a chance on him before the 5th. You can still get starting quality players in the 4th if you've done your homework, but I think the 5th is where I'd be willing to look at a project player.
  4. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    He should learn how to return kicks.
  5. Hailmary

    Hailmary Active Member

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    Not so intriguing seeing as how no one is taking him seriously as a qb at the next level. Kudos to him for not being stubborn and insisting on making it as a nfl qb.
  6. Macnalty

    Macnalty Active Member

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    This guy would be very intriguing in the fourth rd. WR/ST similar to Chris Rainey without the baggage and RKG.
  7. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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  8. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Sorta like Randall Cobb. Cobb played QB at Kentucky and then played some RB and finally WR.

    I could see Robinson in the Randall Cobb mold.
  9. Risen Star

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    That's what's going to help him. Cobb's success. But, of course, he actually played the position in college.

    I still think if he aces all the workouts and the interviews he's got a shot to go late 2nd round. I probably wouldn't pull the trigger until the 3rd round. But he's too dynamic of a playmaker to think he's going to be there in the 5th round.

    Another thing that helps him is this is a weak class at the skill positions.
  10. Hailmary

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    You think so? I agree there aren't too many blue chip guys at WR worthy of a top 15/20 pick, but from the late 1st to the end of the 3rd, I think this group is pretty solid.
  11. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    Mel Kiper also said that Jimmy Claussen was the 4th best player in the draft.
  12. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Cobb went in at the bottom of the 2nd round (64th overall). I suspect Robinson may go a bit higher than that because of how Cobb's career has gone to date.

    Robinson is a better athlete than Cobb is.
  13. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    I agree 100% He won't last that long but fifth is when I'd start looking at him.
  14. batman36

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    I recall Kiper telling former USC receiver Mike Williams that he thought Williams would be the draft's no. 1 pick, to which Williams replied that he didn't think he would, or should be the top pick. After the interview, Kiper seemed incredulous that a player didn't buy into the hype. Perhaps, Mike knew something that Mel didn't.
  15. Kangaroo

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    The most successful one I can think of is Bert Emanuel who played QB at Rice and then wr in the NFL.

    I grew up watching Southwest Conference football and loved how that guy played in college and it was cool watching him be successful in the Pro's.

    The only other one I can think of that produced a little most recently was Arnaz Battle.


    What i saw from Bert him was a full commitment to the position change. I seen a lot of failed attempts like Eric Crouch and several other but I think those guys where never committed to the position change after being the Big Star and wanted o play QB still.
  16. xwalker

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    Does anybody know more about his mental-makeup? I've "heard" that he is dumb as a box of rocks. Is there any truth to this rumor?
  17. joseephuss

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    Cobb spent his last year in college playing WR. He had already transitioned to the position before going to the NFL. That makes a difference and is an advantage that Robinson does not have.


    Antwaan Randle El, Joshua Cribbs and Brad Smith all played QB in college and have made the switch to WR.

    You are right about Eric Crouch. He didn't want to make the switch. He thought he could be an NFL QB. He could move like Vick and was very similar in size and build, but had a noodle arm.
  18. Macnalty

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    I have read quotes about him being football smart and having leadership traits. I do not think he lasts till the fourth round this year. Lots of info about him being a try hard and RKG. Most think he never should of played QB and his real impact in the NFL will be WR and STeams.
  19. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

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    IIRC, Drew Pearson was an option QB at Tulsa.
  20. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but he made the switch to WR while still in college and played two seasons at that position.

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