Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew says Denard Robinson is 'ultimate hybrid Swiss-army knife'
Robinson now is trying to make the NFL as a receiver, but Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he thinks Robinson's future is in more of a utility role.
"I think he's the ultimate hybrid Swiss-army knife type of player," Mayhew said Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine, when asked if Robinson would be a full-time wideout. "He can do so many things, and he's very good at a lot of things.
"You have to have a creative offensive mind, creative coaching staff, to figure out the best way to use him."
Mayhew said Robinson is a "really skilled athlete," but cautioned he's not a good fit for every team.
"(He) has a lot of things he can do, whether it's running the ball, catching the ball, as a returner, but he's the type of player you have to have a plan for," Mayhew said. "If you take him, you have to know what you're going to do with him.
"He can do a lot of different things, but you got to specify what his role is going to be on your football team."
Robinson arrived in Indianapolis on Thursday, and is expected to address the media later Friday. He will participate in physical and receiver drills over the weekend.
He has said he's intent on playing receiver, but will fill any role a team has for him.
Robinson's draft projections have varied wildly, although most hover around the third to fifth rounds. He can improve that stock by showing better hands in receiver drills at the combine.
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