Players

Denard Robinson  

Height: 6-0   Weight: 213   Age: 29

Born: 9/22/1990 Deerfield Beach , FL

College: Michigan

Experience: Season

CAR

263

YDS

1,058

AVG

4.0

TDS

5

Combine 2013

Combine
Stats:

  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.22 secs
  • Vertical Jump36.5 inches
  • Broad Jump123.0 inches
  • 40 Yard Dash4.43 Secs
  • 3 Cone Drill7.09 secs

Strengths

Possesses elite change of direction, acceleration, and top-end speed. Track speed makes it very difficult for defenders to get the angle on him once he?s in the open field. Sidesteps breaking down or penetrating linebackers in the hole with quick feet, heads outside. Also flows through creases up the middle; deadly when defenses are spread in the red zone. Thick lower body with strong legs. Spins out of tackles in space, has balance to continue on for big gains. Very patient runner who reads blocks like a veteran, following linemen on zone and stretch plays. Not contacts-shy, will try to get the extra yard as a ball-carriers, often falling forward as he?s being wrapped up. As a passer, he can stretch the field with a strong arm, displays some touch on fades and over the top of defenses, and find open receivers on the run. Accurate in the short-to-medium passing game, especially to stationary targets. Usually operates from the shotgun, but does come out from under center. Has confidence in his arm to throw into traffic. Escapes the pocket in a hurry, but keeps his eyes up to flip the ball to a receiver when trapped by rushing defenders. Generally makes the right decision in the zone-read option, though he will make an occasional risky pitch or hand off when he should have kept the ball.

Weaknesses

Does not have a proven pro position. Must prove he can catch NFL throws/punts/kickoffs, take a beating from pro defenders as a ballcarrier, and learn how to pass protect. Does not power through tackles due to upright running style. Ball security is an issue because of his slight build and willingness to spin out of tackles; eight fumbles in 2011. Lacks the size teams usually look for in their quarterbacks, and the accuracy in the more difficult timing patterns that pro passers must complete. Throws passes up for grabs, ending with mixed results based on the talent of the defense. NFL defenders are more likely to prevent him from seeing the field and wrap him up in the backfield when he hesitates to pull the trigger. Nagging injuries over the course of his career, and he?s had an extensive rushing workload, even for a quarterback.

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