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Although Denard Robinson was a three-year starter for Michigan at quarterback, he participated in the NFL Scouting Combine as a wide receiver. That might be a bit of a surprise, not because it wasn't the position he played in college, but because he might be better suited as a running back. In each of his last three seasons at Michigan he rushed for over 1,000 yards.
Even with potentially needing to switch positions, Robinson has a very good chance of getting drafted. Representatives from 29 of the 32 NFL teams were present to watch him work out at Michigan's Pro Day. According to NFL.com, Robinson worked out as a wide receiver, running back and return specialist.
At the combine, his time in the 40-yard dash, 4.43 seconds, was the eighth-fastest among wide receivers. His 36.5" vertical was also the eighth-best—three inches short of the high mark set by Marcus Davis, Da'Rick Rogers and Justin Hunter among wideouts.
Here are Robinson's numbers from the combine:
Weight: 199 pounds
Arm Length: 32 5/8"
Hand Size: 9"
NFL Combine Results (from NFL.com)
40-yard dash: 4.43 seconds
20-yard dash: 2.50 seconds
10-yard dash: 1.55 seconds
Vertical jump: 36.5"
Broad jump: 10'3"
20-yard shuttle: 4.22 seconds
Robinson was invited to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl. He finished with two catches for 21 yards and one rushing attempt for minus-three yards. He was also set to return a kickoff, but he did not cleanly catch the ball in the end zone and had to take a touchback.
There's no doubt that Robinson will be drafted, though.
NFL Draft Scout projects Robinson to go somewhere in the fifth or sixth round, while Walter Football gives a little more credit, projecting him to be drafted as high as the fourth round.