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


Denard Robinson is the present and future running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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-11, 198 pound Robinson scrambled for 4,495 yards and 42 scores in college.

An athlete some claim could beat legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt in a race, “Shoelace” has all the necessary skills to flourish in the NFL.

Meanwhile, the 28-year-old Jones-Drew, a three-time All-Pro who won the league rushing crown in 2011, is recovering from a surgically repaired foot.

Entering the final season of a $31 million deal, the 5-foot-7, 208 pound Jones-Drew should be medically cleared and ready to participate in training camp by the end of July.

Lacking any leverage, MJD will likely be overworked by new head coach Gus Bradley before seeking greener pastures as a free agent next spring.

Hence, soon to become a key component to the Jaguars’ offensive attack, fans can expect Denard Robinson to have an immediate impact in “The Bold New City of the South.”

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