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Denard Robinson plans to throw at Michigan pro day

  • By Kevin Patra NFL.com
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Michigan quarterback and future NFL Swiss Army knife, Denard Robinson, is getting healthier and plans to throw at his pro day on March 14.

Robinson, who suffered nerve damage to the elbow on his throwing arm just over four months ago, Skyped into "NFL AM" Friday morning and said that while he is "a receiver all the way" at the NFL level, he will throw a few passes at Michigan's pro day to show scouts how much he has healed.

"I'm probably 70, 60 percent right now and it's getting better and better," Robinson said. "Every day I feel like it's getting better. From the Senior Bowl to now it's like night and day. I feel like I can grab things and be able to throw the ball like I want to...it feels better now to grip."

Coming out of the Senior Bowl many scouts expressed concern about his ability to catch the ball, but his performance at the NFL Scouting Combine might have alleviated some of those trepidations, which might have been explained by the injury, not poor hands.

Robinson could become a dynamic player as a wide receiver, returner, runner and even a Wildcat-option quarterback in certain sets.

Playing at a new position isn't the only thing that could change for Robinson when he enters the NFL. Robinson's moniker as "Shoelace" might have to be adjusted. He said Friday he might end up tying up his laces, as he did at the combine. 

"I'll tell you this, if I get fined for the first time, I'm not doing it anymore, I'll tell you that much," he said. "I can't lose that much money, getting fined is not something I want to be a part of and I don't want to be a trouble maker at all. So if they tell me I have to tie them up, I'm tying them up."

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