What Denard Robinson Brings to the Table for Michigan Football

Bennett KaplanCorrespondent IFebruary 6, 2009

After an absolutely amazing signing day, Rich Rodriguez could not be more pleased with the players he brought in. One of these players is Denard Robinson. 

Robinson is listed as an athlete, which means that he can play multiple skill positions, mainly quarterback. Robinson is a speedy QB, but is surprisingly accurate throwing the ball. In his senior year, Robinson threw for 1,800 yards and 15 TDs, along with 450 rushing yards and 8 more touchdowns.

What Robinson brings to the table is another quarterback. But Why was he such a big signing for Michigan? Just ask Rich. Robinson is the epitome of Pat White, Rodriguez's former star quarterback, and has very similar skills. Rich quite possible could be looking to use Robinson in the same way he used White at WVU.

On the other hand, Rich already has his guy at QB, another dual-threat, Tate Forcier. Forcier provides dead-on accuracy, along with speed to scramble when a play breaks down.

So where does Robinson fit in? He, along with Steven Threet, will backup Forcier, and potentially share snaps with Forcier, similar to Florida's offense in their 2006 championship year.

There is one last option for Robinson. That would be switching positions to defensive back, where he has shown he can succeed in the secondary.

Whatever Robinson does, he is a great pickup for Rich Rod and the UM Wolverines.