These are the school's prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * - denotes 2014 prospect ** - denotes 2015 prospect.
This page was last updated Feb. 16, 2013. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.
Denard Robinson, WR, Michigan
Height: 5-10. Weight: 196. Arm: 32 7/8. Hand: 10. Projected 40 Time: 4.55. Projected Round (2013): 5-7. 2/16/13: Robinson is moving to wide receiver to have an NFL career. He is just not a quarterback for the next level. Robinson connected on 53 percent of his passes in 2012 for 1,319 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions. He has also rushed for seven touchdowns with 1,350 yards (1,266 net) on the ground.
Robinson really struggled as a receiver at the Senior Bowl, but also was playing with an injury. He is not a natural catcher and is going to need work in the NFL. Michigan listed Robinson at 6-foot-1, 193-pounds, so it was disappointing to scouts that he checked in significantly shorter. That changed the projection of the kind of receiver Robinson would be.
8/16/12: Robinson is an electric playmaker who is a great college quarterback. However, he doesn't have the size or the natural passing ability to be a starter in the NFL and probably not even a backup. Plus, his listed measurements look inflated. It would be surprising if you didn't hear about him being moved to running back or wide receiver in the NFL.
Robinson completed 55 percent of his passes for 2,173 yards with 20 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 2011. The running quarterback also totaled 1,349 yards rushing with 16 touchdowns.
Robinson completed 63 percent of his throws in 2010 for 2,570 yards, 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He had 1,799 yards and 14 touchdowns on runs from scrimmage.
Craig Roh, DE, Michigan
Height: 6-5. Weight: 269. Projected 40 Time: 4.80. Projected Round (2013): 6-7. 1/30/13: Roh played poorly versus Alabama. He went against sophomore left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, who was making his first start, and was a non-factor. Kouandjio struggled the next week against Western Kentucky. Roh had a good game versus Nebraska. He made 38 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss and four sacks this season.
8/27/12: Roh is a strong, physical defender at the point of attack. The junior had 32 tackles with eight tackles for a loss and four sacks last season. Roh is a limited pass-rusher, given that he had .5 sacks in 2010 and two sacks in 2009. He has to get to the quarterback a lot more as a senior to improve his draft status.
Roy Roundtree, WR, Michigan
Height: 6-0. Weight: 177. Projected 40 Time: 4.52. Projected Round (2013): 7-FA. 2/16/13: Roundtree had 31 catches for 580 yards and three touchdowns this season.
8/17/12: It would be interesting to see what Roundtree could do if he played in a passing offense. Roundtree's production fell dramatically in 2011. He only caught 19 passes for 355 yards and two touchdowns.
That's big difference from Roundtree's impressive season for the Wolverines in 2010. He caught 72 passes for 935 yards and seven touchdowns. Roundtree even set a Michigan record for receiving yards in a game with 246 against Illinois. He has some good speed, but should add some weight for the NFL.
@Black&Gold Problem is that you see Eli and Cobi as solid backups. Truth is that Eli is number 2 and Cobi is our number 3. They aren't backups, but starters. So what you're saying is that we have no true number 2, but see no need in drafting a receiver? What D line depth are you thinking? DE or NT? Have you seen what LT Walton has done? Remember he's only in his second year.
@Steelr Fan 3:16 Coates was supposed to be plan B at number 2 with the uncertainty of Bryant. You make the case that he's a one trick pony and not a 50 catch per season wide-out, so does that scream out as a option for number 2? What gives you hope about Green? I hope he does end up staying on the field, but so far in his career he hasn't be able to do that. I like James, but if he goes down you trust Grimble? He can't block, and hasn't been reliable in the pass game. He did mess his ribs up with a nice touchdown reception a few weeks ago. That still doesn't mean he can pick up and be an impact if James would not be able to go. We have 7 picks in this draft. The first I hope goes OLB. We are good at CB with Burnes and @[email protected] will be challenged hopefully by Golson. Loser of the battle would be a good slot corner. Golson lacks length so they may throw him in the slot role anyways. LT Walton has been more than solid at DE. If Heyward or Tuitt can't go a few weeks during the season then I have faith in LT to get the job done. I like Chickillo and Moates at OLB. They have started and played solid. Williams and Dirty Red at backup ILB is good depth that any team would love. Safety we have Golden and Dangerfield. Both have started any didn't miss a beat. Offensive line? Yeah, we're good there. You say we're good at tight end and WR, so with or final 6 picks we're going what exactly? A RB would be nice with Williams age. A backup that won't see the field unless God forbid Bell gets hurt is a wasted pick anywhere in the top 4 rounds. Maybe 5th would be suffice. That's 2 picks gone and 5 to go. A backup QB of the future would be nice. Four to go. A special teamed lol? Warren, Boswell, and Berry are really good.