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PLAYERS: Denard Robinson
One was the record-setting, dynamic, playmaking quarterback of the winningest team in college football history and the other was primarily an underachieving defensive tackle during his time at Michigan. Both were uncertain of their future prior to the beginning of the 2013 NFL Draft and before it ended on Saturday, both were given opportunities to play on. Denard Robinson was selected 135th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 5th round and will now return home to play professional ball in the state of which he was born. The Deerfield Beach, Florida native Robinson was announced as a running back when his name was called so it looks like the the Jaguars took Robinson on face value when he declared he would do “whatever it takes” to get on the field and play. Denard is no stranger to running the ball for positive yard as during his time leading the Wolverines he set multiple team and conference records including the Wolverine total-offense record in the 2010 season when he put up 4272 combined yards with 1702 of them coming on the ground. For his career, Denard compiled 4495 yards rushing on 723 attempts with just over 6-yards-per-carry and 42 touchdowns. Pretty impressive for a running back. But being a quarterback that runs is much different than being a natural running back that runs. The level of punishment Robinson’s body will take in his new role will certainly be a new experience for him. And even the Jaguars themselves have acknowledged he is a work in progress. But should Robinson excel with his new opportunity, then look out NFL. Will Campbell on the other hand is a 6-foot-5, 312-pound defensive lineman who looks to also be switching responsibilities in the NFL as a member of the New York Jets who selected him 178th overall in the 6th round. When the Jets had Campbell in for a private workout prior to the draft they primarily worked him as an offensive guard, a position Campbell played for three season in high school. But although Campbell has size on his side, the one knock on him during his time at Michigan was his ability to be consistent. Was it possible that Campbell’s true position was a offensive guard and that he never really accepted being switch to defensive tackle by former Wolverine coach Rich Rodriguez? For his career Campbell finished with 66 total tackles and 3 sacks. Un-drafted Free Agents Although only two Wolverines were selected as part of the 2013 NFL Draft, there were many  others that indicated they signed free agent contracts soon after its completion. Defensive lineman Craig Roh signed with the Carolina Panthers. Offensive linemen Elliott Mealer signed with the New Orleans Saints. Receiver Roy Roundtree signed with the Cincinnati Bengals. Safety Jordan Kovacs signed with the Miami Dolphins. Offensive lineman Patrick Omameh with the 49ers. Linebacker Kenny Demens signed with the Houston Texans. Offensive lineman Ricky Barnum signed with the Washington Redskins. (Original list compiled by Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News.)  

Jaguars plan to use Denard Robinson at running back

Fifth-round pick Denard Robinson will play running back in Jacksonville according to the teams official website. Robinson served as the quarterback for the University of Michigan and experimented at wideout prior to the draft. The 5-foot-10 Robinson will start the season behind Maurine Jones-Drew. Jones-Drew is coming off a Lisfranc injury and is entering a contract year. Jacksonville...

Michigan Football and the NFL Draft

The 2013 NFL Draft featured exactly two Michigan Football players getting their name called. Denard Robinson was the first Wolverine selected and that didn’t happen until the 5th round. William Campbell was selected in the 6th round by the New York Jets. Last year, Michigan had three players drafted; Mike Martin (3rd round), David Molk (7th round) and Junior Hemingway (7th round...

Denard Robinson Gets Photo-Bombed As He Is Picked At The NFL Draft

Michigan fans were feeling pretty crappy Saturday after no Wolverines had been selected in the first four rounds of the…

Denard Robinson gets Videobombed by Relative After Getting Drafted (Video)

  Former Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson finally got the phone call he was waiting for when the Jacksonville Jaguars selected him with the second pick in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. ESPN had cameras at Robinson’s house in anticipation of the moment and cut to him right after his name was called only for a random acquaintance of the Jaguars new...

Jaguars draft Michigan's Robinson in 5th round

Jacksonville has selected former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson in the fifth round of the NFL draft. The Jaguars plan to use the 5-foot-10, 199-pound Robinson at running back. They took him with the second pick in the fifth round (No. 135 overall). It's the first risky pick the Jaguars have made during the three-day draft, the first for new general manager Dave Caldwell...

Denard Robinson videobombed after being drafted by Jaguars (GIF)

Former Michigan Wolverines football star Denard Robinson was drafted in the fifth round of the NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday. However, Robinson's reaction to the news was immediately upstaged by a buddy who videobombed the NFL Network cameras covering him. H/T SBNation. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.

Denard Robinson gets drafted by Jaguars, friend provides epic video bomb (Video)

Only a few short moments ago, the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted University of Michigan hybrid offensive player Denard Robinson. The fine folks over at the NFL Network had video of Robinson getting the call and his friend providing the greatest video bomb in NFL Draft history: (Courtesy of SB Nation)

Jaguars gamble on Robinson on draft's final day

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...

2013 NFL Draft: Denard Robinson Lands in Jacksonville

Welcome to the NFL, Denard Robinson. The Jaguars selected the Michigan QB/RB/WR/DB early in the fifth round.Fantasy Spin:Robinson is oozing with talent, though it's unclear what position he'll play at the next level. It sounds like the Jaguars are envisioning Robinson as a halfback but nothing is set in stone.

Denard goes to Jaguars in 5th round

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville has selected former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson in the fifth round of the NFL draft. The Jaguars plan to use the 5-foot-10, 199-pound Robinson at running back. They took him with the second pick in the fifth round (No. 135 overall). It's the first risky pick the Jaguars have made during the three-day draft, the first for new...

Denard Robinson Taken No. 135 by Jacksonville Jaguars

Denard Robinson is a Jacksonville Jaguar. The Michigan quarterback turned running back turned receiver was made the second pick of Round 5, No. 135 overall, by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars earlier on Saturday selected South Carolina speedster Ace Sanders, meaning that there may be some very creative plans in the works for a struggling offense. Robinson was the first Michigan...

Jaguars select former Michigan QB Robinson in fifth round

Melanie Maxwell/ NEW YORK CITY—According to Gregg Rosenthal of’s Around the League blog, the Jacksonville Jaguars have selected former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson. He was taken with the second pick of the fifth round (135th pick overall).  The fact that he was selected this late surprised some people given that he is such a versatile and dynamic...

Drawing comparisons to Chris Johnson, Jacksonville Jaguars rookie Denard Robinson will backup star rusher Maurice Jones-Drew

Drawing comparisons to Chris Johnson, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson will complement Maurice Jones-Drew in the backfield this autumn. A quarterback for the University of Michigan Wolverines, Jacksonville selected the 22-year-old Robinson as a rusher with the 135th pick in the draft on Saturday. Capable of completing the 40-yard dash in 4.32 seconds, the 5-foot...

Penn State, Michigan set for 5 p.m.

Penn State will host the Michigan Wolverines under the lights for homecoming on October 12, 2013, with kickoff scheduled for 5 p.m. The game will be broadcast to a national audience on ESPN or ESPN2. The Big Ten and ESPN released an initial list of prime time match-ups for the upcoming college football season today. With a less than attractive slate of games to choose from scheduled...
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