Michigan Football: 4 Most Likely NFL Draft Destinations for Denard Robinson
The NFL draft is quickly approaching, and Denard Robinson's name stirs up plenty of debate when it comes up in conversation.
Which teams will want to draft him and how early might he go? Is he a second round pick or will he drop to the third? There are no right or wrong answers to these questions.
Here's a look at the teams that might consider drafting Robinson the most, and why he could be a good fit. Again, these are all opinions, so there are no right or wrong answers.
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I list the hometown Detroit Lions first on this list because of the fact that they were one of the first teams to meet with him after his Michigan career ended.
Plus, Robinson is going to work out in front of team officials just days before the draft. This proves that there is serious interest from the organization.
It's also impossible to ignore the Lions' recent history of drafting offensive skill players. Everyone remembers all of the receivers the team has drafted highly (Calvin Johnson, Mike Williams, Roy Williams, etc...), with some of those panning out and some not.
You could also throw Ryan Broyles' name into that category, although he wasn't a first round pick. Will the trend of taking intriguing offensive players continue with Robinson?
New England Patriots
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I think a lot of people are intrigued by this one. The two names have popped up with each other a number of times, and there does seem to be legit interest here.
Plus, the whole Wes Welker debacle has basically engulfed Patriots talk this offseason. Whenever their name comes up it seems like Welker's name is the next thing that follows.
Imagine if Robinson somehow wound up playing a Welker-type role in New England.
How crazy would it be seeing Tom Brady throwing to Robinson in this offense? Well, that scenario might not be as far-fetched as some people may think.
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Denard Robinson is originally from Florida, so how fitting would it be if he wound back up in his home state?
Ryan Tannehill had a very good rookie year, but it would be smart to surround him with more help in the passing game. This is most evident by the fact that Miami's passing attack finished 26th in the NFL last season.
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This destination looks even more realistic after Percy Harvin's departure to Seattle.
Could Robinson step in and fill that void that Harvin left? It wouldn't be surprising if he had an impact similar to the one Harvin had.
Plus, the Vikings are set at quarterback and running back with Ponder and Peterson, respectively, so it would only be fitting to place a potential game-breaking receiver on this offense.
If Robinson wants to stay in the Midwest, this would be nice and close to home for him. You obviously want your players to be comfortable where they're playing.
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Is a team going to take a chance on Robinson as early as the second round, or will he fall to the third or even fourth round?
Only time will tell. The biggest knocks on Robinson are his size and the fact that he has never really played receiver or kick returner much.
Heck, some are even comparing him to Tim Tebow. There are a lot of similarities when you think about it, in that both have had their NFL position questioned and whether or not they could make it in the pros.
However, nobody has ever questioned either one's attitude. Robinson is as hard of a worker as you'll find, and will come in with the perfect mindset.
He knows the odds are against him and will do whatever it takes for himself and his NFL team to succeed.