Thursday, June 27, 2013


Denard Robinson, Offensive Weapon

The Jacksonville Jaguars created a new position to accommodate the unusual skill set of the playmaker known simply as "Shoelace."

In a video posted on the club's website, the former Michigan star introduced himself as:

"Denard Robinson, Offensive Weapon, University of Michigan."

Robinson played mostly quarterback in college before suffering an arm injury his senior year. 

He moved to receiver for pre-draft workouts and the Jaguars initially designated him as a running back after selecting him in the fifth round, 135th overall, in the NFL Draft.

Now, the Jags have listed the 6-foot, 197-pound speedster as an "OW" on their official roster.

"That means I can play multiple positions," Robinson explained. "I am in the running back meeting room, so that's where I will continue to make plays and just be an offensive weapon. Be able to go to receiver or go to quarterback or go to running back and make plays happen. So, I want to be an offensive weapon."

Jaguars general manager David Caldwell has said they'd like to get Robinson on the field for 10-15 snaps a game and that he also could be used as a kick-return specialist.

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