JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The Jacksonville Jaguars finally got around to drafting a high-profile college quarterback Saturday.
But its a quarterback whose future lies at another position, or even two.
Michigans Denard Robinson, the all-time FBS rushing leader at quarterback and only the fourth player to pass for 2,000 yards and run for 1,000 yards in a season twice, was taken in the fifth round Saturday by the Jaguars, who intend to use him as a running back, wide receiver and kick returner. Robinson went through a much-publicized switch to wide receiver following an injury during his senior year that left him with nerve damage and numbness in his right hand.
The Jaguars arent deep at running back behind Maurice Jones-Drew, who is coming off his own injury-riddled season. So the 5-foot-10, 199-pound Robinson could get ample opportunity to show whether his great quickness can translate to a position where hell need to change a running style that scouts have described as upright.