2013 NFL Draft Prospects: Michigan

These are the school’s prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * – denotes 2014 prospect ** – denotes 2015 prospect.

This page was last updated April 24, 2013. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

  1. Denard Robinson, WR, Michigan
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 190. Arm: 32 7/8. Hand: 10.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
    Projected Round (2013): 4-6.

    5/24/13: Robinson showed some progress in his route-running and hands at the Combine and his pro day. He ran well at the Combine to help his draft stock.

    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.

  2. Craig Roh, DE, Michigan
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 269.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.80.
    Projected Round (2013): 7-FA.

    4/24/13: 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 in 2012.

    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.

  3. Roy Roundtree, WR, Michigan
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 177.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2013): FA.

    4/24/13: Roundtree had 31 catches for 580 yards and three touchdowns this season. He didn’t participate in the Combine.

    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.

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