Just as he got comfortable last year, Jaguars RB Denard Robinson was injured. Add to that a new offensive system he will begin to learn this week. The foot is fine — Robinson said he was cleared to do everything in February. The role is to be defined — so he has spent the offseason working on catching passes and pass protection techniques.
“I just line up as a receiver and run routes and then run flares out of the backfield,” he said. “I feel a lot better than I did before.”
As for pass protection, new coordinator Greg Olson is expected to put a premium on it for running backs to play. Per Times-Union game charting, Robinson was on the hook for four sacks last year.
Robinson saw at least 10 touches in eight games last season and averaged 12.5 fantasy points in PPR formats, and that equates to #13 RB numbers when extrapolated over a full 16-game season. At this point, the Jaguars are expected to draft a running back, so Robinson's position atop the depth chart is tenuous at best. A healthy Toby Gerhart would also be in the mix.