that he would be an NFL quarterback. Correct me if I'm wrong.
that he would be an NFL quarterback. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I'm not going to take a ton of time to sift through a Google search, but here's an article from May 2012 about it:
"Robinson, who has said in the past that he has a desire to play quarterback at the next level, can't control his height"
I think it's understandable that a dream like playing QB is very hard to give up. Eric Crouch comes to mind. I doubt Denard will be picked until late in the draft, and it wouldn't surprise me at all to see him go undrafted.
They [Michigan] should at least played him at WR at some point.
And maybe kickoff and punt returner. Those are the most obvious NFL roles for him. Then some kind of WR.
But there's the issue of injury. And until it looked like the injury gods forced the decision to make Gardner #1, I doubt the coaches were going to risk Robinson in any of those roles.
That "frail" teammate won the Jim Thorpe Award as that nation's best DB for the 2012 season.
Where are the EXPERTS picking Denard to go?
I imagine he'll be taken in the next two rounds.
The actual experts aren't talking because they are working, but the draft-guru charlatans are saying round 6.
As a Patriots fan, I don't see much chance of them picking Denard since they have only the 5th pick in the 4th round (too early) and then none until three picks in the 7th (too late).
Typical draft for New England. Took the guy who broke the record for broad jump at the NFL combine by a significant margin. Got an interesting WR and a prototypical Belichick cornerback. Not sure about the other Rutgers guy -- kind of a sleeper.
As kind of a Lions fan (I was never a big NFL guy) I was slightly disappointed in their draft so far, but it was alright. Ansah was the ONE player that I didn't want them to take. I don't care how good he may have looked at the senior bowl, I'm not comfortable with a 4-12 team taking a project that high. I guess he could turn out great and prove me wrong though. Slay was interesting. He seems like a pretty good corner, but I would've rather had Banks. Still, I was glad they finally took a corner early enough that there were still good ones left. Warford seems slow. That was my first impression, but he seems to have good technique and really did well in the SEC, so it's a good third round pickup. Overall, they picked okay, but there were just other players I would've rather seen, and the Ansah pick still gets me.
The draft overall was good. I don't get why KC took Fisher #1. Same as Ansah, don't take a guy because of the senior bowl. With the #1 pick, stay safe with best lineman award winner in Joeckel. Just my thought on that one. Also, how cool Arizona gets Peterson and the honey badger and for St Louis to get both Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey.
I was so-so on the Lions draft until they got Larry in the third. He's a very earlier second round talent, and will be a starter from day one in my opinion. Great way to get some value in the third.
What I would love to see the Lions do is trade their second round pick in 2014 for Albert from the Chiefs. Then they've got Larry, Riley, Albert, and they could still pick-up a guy like Barret Jones. Does anyone know if the Lions would have the cap space to get Albert from the Chiefs? He's worth a 2nd round pick in 2014, which is what they Chiefs want, to protect Stafford's blind side.
What would they pay Albert with? Gum?
Obviously not. I was following the Lions free agency and cap space for a while, but I now have no clue what it looks like or what it would look like next year when they need to re-sign him. If Stafford really wants to win though, he'd take a cut like Brady and still get paid well, yet leave some room to get a guy like Albert.
Edit: According to NFL.com, the Lions have $7 million in cap space. Jahvid Best is still taking up $2 million in space. Stafford is a $20 million cap hit this year. You cut Best, talk Stafford into fixing his deal and then you've got enough space for the rookies and Albert's $9 million hit. Even better, you could re-negotiate with Albert to where he would not cost you $9 million this year and give him a better deal. If Stafford would just adjust some, Albert could easily be a Detroit Lion.
steelers fan...... le'veon bell.... what do i do??
Root for Jonathan Dwyer and Baron Batch.
Traded up to get Tavon Austin then took his partner in crime, Bailey Stedman. Can you say chemistry? I'm having visions of Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce. Can St. Louis recreate the Greatest Show on Turf? I think so.
Even better, we grabbed Alec Ogletree to help contain Kaepernick and Wilson. I'm not really a fan of bringing any remnants of USC's defense into the program, but I'll trust Fisher on the McDonald pick... I guess. Overall a great draft that can only get better. It really helped out that they secured Jake Long before it got underway.
I like the Rams' draft, but I'm not sure that chemistry between Austin and Bailey, two wide receivers, will have any effect whatsoever on the team.
to bring a part of your support system as a young rookie navigating the pressures of suddenly being an NFL player, I don't know what to tell you. No effect whatsoever? That's ludicrous on its face.
How is it any different than any two players being drafted from the same school? Brockers and Barksdale both went to LSU. McLeod and Conrath went to Virginia. Jared Cook and Darian Stewart went to South Carolina. It happens all the time for lots of NFL teams.
I find it intresting you said Worford has bad technique. I have read just the opposite. Although, I do not watch film, I am just a sports fan. With that being said. I like the Lions draft so far (B). I would like to see them get Denard in the 5th and the rest of the picks on D.
What do the Jets have now, six quarterbacks?
Sanchez, Smith, Tebow, Garrard, McElroy... I think that's it, but those are five pretty high profile QBs.
The Jets have 6 guys listed as QBs. Im not sure they have a single NFL QB on that roster at this point.
Simms (Phil's kid) and Tebow will definitely be cut, and Sanchez will most likely be cut after June 1 (costs us the same as playing him through the season at that point).
The Jets are a disaster.
Yeah, yeah, so easy and fun and popular to make fun of the Jets. I'm actually content with our draft so far. Got two guys we had in our top 5 at picks 9 and 13 that will make the D even stronger (we were 8th or something last year without Revis and with the worst offense in the world). Then got arguably the best qb in the draft who we considered taking at 9 in the second round without trading up (gamble paid off), a solid versatile interior lineman, and a RB with a lot of potential for our 4th (Ivory from the Saints).
Yeah, we're still rebuilding and have serious needs at OLB (though it seems like we're switching to mostly a 4-3 and shouldn't have trouble generating a pass rush with a beefy and quick DL), FS, TE, and maybe WR, but I hardly see the draft or the team as a disaster.
I was meh on the Bears draft until they picked up Greene today. Finding talented LB depth like that in the 4th round is great. I understand the Long pick in the first, but I really, REALLY, wanted Eifert. A DT and CB to finish out the 5th and 6th and it's a success.
I feel like it's another year, another big lol. Just hoping that it works out.
Same here. Was a slightly positive-leaning 'meh' coming into the day, but trading down to draft the 6th rated punter in the 5th round had me LOLing. Normally, I agree with the idea that these people are professional talent evaluators, and I'm just some knob on a couch, but this is the Lions we're talking about, so they're not getting the benefit of the doubt from me (I'm sure they're crushed).
No real enthusiasm in either direction, just have to wait and see and hope to be pleasantly surprised one of these years.