Denard Robinson and Senior Bowl Players Whose Stock Is Falling in Mobile
With roughly 24 hours until the start of the 2013 Senior Bowl, it's time for NFL prospects to show their worth in Mobile, Al.
While the stock of players like Ryan Nassib and Marquise Goodwin is elevating, there are a handful of players who saw their stock take a dramatic hit after a rough week at the Senior Bowl prep.
Let's take a look at whose stock is falling at the 2013 Senior Bowl.
Mike Glennon, QB, NC State
Glennon was considered to be one of the first quarterbacks taken in the 2013 NFL draft, but it appears his trip to Mobile has set him back a bit.
NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal chimes in on Glennon's performance in Mobile:
"N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon hasn't stepped up this week. He's been erratic with his accuracy. NFL Network's Mike Mayock said he's been a little disappointed by the big-armed Glennon thus far."
Despite the struggles, it's being reported that Glennon will start on Saturday for the North team, ultimately giving him a shot at redemption to prove his critics wrong.
Glennon threw for a career-high 4,031 yards this season to go with 31 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
At 6'6" but just 220 pounds, Glennon needs to beef up to make it in the NFL.
Robert Lester, S, Alabama
Robert Lester had one of the worst Senior Bowl showings in Mobile these past few days, according to NFL Draft analyst Ryan Lownes.
Robert Lester had a rough week from what I saw. Looked slow to react and was constantly playing catch-up. #SeniorBowlSOUTH— Ryan Lownes (@ryanlownes) January 25, 2013
B/R's Matt Miller wasn't impressed with Lester either:
"Robert Lester from Alabama hasn't impressed me. He's slow to change direction and is reckless in coverage. He's a strong safety who is best playing in the box."
CBS Sports has Lester ranked as the second best strong safety in the 2013 draft, but after his showing at the Senior Bowl, he could be sinking fast.
A strong showing in Saturday's game should put him back in the good graces of NFL scouts and analysts.
Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan
Knowing that he can't play quarterback in the NFL—because, let's face it, he couldn't really play it in college either—Robinson is trying to wow NFL scouts as a wide receiver at the Senior Bowl.
So far it's not working.
Dane Brugler of CBS Sports recently wrote about Robinson's troubles in Alabama, basically highlighting that Robinson is having difficulty in many facets of a wide receiver's game.
And then there's this report from Yahoo! Sports' Doug Farrar, who writes that Robinson muffed three kicks in his first practice as he attempted to assert himself as a punt returner.
He's as good an athlete as anyone at the Senior Bowl, but Robinson needs to figure out what position he's going to play and dedicate himself to getting better if he's going to play in the NFL.
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