Arizona Wildcats football: Michigan QB could make weekend sweeter for RichRod

2013-04-25T13:56:00Z Arizona Wildcats football: Michigan QB could make weekend sweeter for RichRodBy Daniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 25, 2013 1:56 pm  • 

Matt Scott won't be the only Rich Rodriguez-coached quarterback drafted this weekend.

Former Michigan standout Denard Robinson is a projected third- to fourth-round pick in this weekend's NFL draft. He'll likely be taken at a position other than quarterback.

Robinson was recruited to Michigan by Rodriguez, and the two have been in touch this offseason as the draft approached.

"I'm anxious to see what happens with him," Rodriguez told the Star. "I think a lot of people are looking at him as a wideout, but I think there are a couple of different things you can do with him.

"It seems like yesterday we were down in Deerfield Beach, Fla., telling him we thought he could play quarterback at the big-school level, and we might have been the only ones telling him that."

Robinson had a brilliant four-year career at Michigan, totaling 6,250 passing yards and 4,495 rushing yards. He accounted for 91 total touchdowns.

Many draft analysts don't believe Robinson, listed at 6 feet and 196 pounds, can play quarterback in the NFL. However, they like his athleticism enough to take him at another position.

Robinson was recently named as the coverboy for EA Sports' 2014 NCAA Football video game.

"It's pretty neat to see him on the cover of one of those video games now," Rodriguez said. "I'm real excited for him."

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