Denard Robinson: Video Highlights for Former Michigan WR

Chris TrapassoAnalyst IApril 26, 2013

Denard Robinson: Video Highlights for Former Michigan WR

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    Denard Robinson played quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines and had one of the most productive careers in the school's storied history. However, at the NFL level, he won't be throwing passes. 

    He'll be catching them. 

    Robinson projects as a wide receiver—or maybe even a running back—in the pros so he can focus on using his natural athleticism to make defenders miss in the open field. 

    Here are some of the top plays of Denard Robinson's college career.

Touchdown Run vs. Notre Dame in 2010

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    Arguably one of Robinson's most famous runs while at Michigan, his cutting ability, pure burst and speed were showcased on this sprint against Notre Dame in 2010. 

    Upon getting the shotgun snap, Robinson took the designed run to the right and made one cut before hitting the hole with tremendous acceleration. 

    When he got to the second level, he was at full speed and went 87 yards for the touchdown. 

Touchdown Run vs. Indiana in 2010

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    On another designed run, this time up the middle, Robinson's cutting ability and acceleration to the second level were on full display. 

    An Indiana defender came down to meet Robinson in the hole, but the Michigan quarterback made one swift juke to the outside and was gone. 

    Touchdown, Wolverines. 

Touchdown Run vs. Penn State in 2010

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    Although Robinson won't likely be implementing the pump fake that allowed this play to materialize, his vision, anticipation and explosion through the intended running lane are special.

Read-Option Touchdown Run vs. Illinois in 2012

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    After executing the read-option fake, Robinson decided to take the ball himself and followed his lead blocker up the middle.

    He implemented a filthy jump cut to the outside to evade the first Illinois defender. Then he cut back against the grain and turned on the afterburners en route to the end zone. 

Long Run vs. Iowa in 2012

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    Robinson did a fine job beating the Iowa defender who was attempting to set the edge to the corner, and he turned it at full speed.

    After that, he made a devastating inside-out juke on a safety in the open field and accumulated another 25 yards down the field.

Run on Fly Sweep vs. South Carolina in 2013 Bowl Game

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    On this play, Robinson was actually the recipient of the handoff on a fly sweep, and he demonstrated his abilities in a role he's likely to find himself in as a professional. 

    Upon receiving the ball, Robinson made a cut to the inside and found two South Carolina defenders in front of him. He made a quick cut back to the right and picked up the first down.