Broncos Moving Practice Squad WR Gerell Robinson to Tight End
Aug 29, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Gerell Robinson (10) catches a pass for a touchdown over Arizona Cardinals defensive back Antoine Cason in the third quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Gerell Robinson was arguably the Broncos’ best wide receiver this pre-season, but apparently he’s going to be playing tight end for the team.
The team’s official roster lists Robinson as a tight end on the practice squad, which isn’t earth shattering news but it’s at least an interesting bit for those die-hard roster junkies like myself.
Robinson has great chemistry with young Brock Osweiler, the Broncos’ QB of the future. He is a big dude at 6’4″ 220 pounds, but will likely have to creep up to at least 235-245 pounds to play tight end in the NFL, even in the Broncos’ pass-heavy offense.
Perhaps the Denver coaching staff views Robinson as a potential mis-match against linebackers or safeties working the slot position or in-line as a tight end. Robinson could also be used as an H-back and make something happen after the catch.
Speed isn’t Robinson’s strength by any means, but he’s not a slouch of an athlete. Despite working out with a hamstring problem, Robinson ran a 4.54 at the Scouting Combine in 2012 and has some upside for the Broncos. He became a fan favorite after his pre-season performance in the finale against Arizona.
Again, this isn’t ground-breaking news but it’s an interesting bit from the roster, which you can check out here.