Since taking him in the fifth round of the 2013 draft, the Jaguars have been hopeful of getting some big-play ability out of Denard Robinson.
Robinson, who was a highlight reel waiting to happen at Michigan, played multiple positions as a rookie. In year two, he's settled in at running back. And this week, Robinson has moved up the depth chart and into the No. 2 spot. Robinson beat out fellow running back Jordan Todman for the spot.
Via the Florida Times Union, Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said he's looking to get the most out of Robinson's athleticism this season.
“I think Denard is getting more confident, more comfortable with the ball and holding onto the football,” Fisch said. “His ball security has improved. He’s catching the ball better. With that, I think he’s playing at a confident, higher level.”
Robinson certainly adds a different element than what starter Toby Gerhart provides. Gerhart is a downhill, hard-nosed runner. Robinson is a guy that can make people miss and turn the jets on in the open field.
The Jaguars will likely rely a lot on their running game this season, at least early on. Robinson could factor in a good bit to the equation as a change-of-pace guy.
Follow me on Twitter: @JasonHButt