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Denard Robinson drafted by Jacksonville


In 2012, Robinson had 177 carries for 1,266 yards and seven rushing touchdowns.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Michigan's Denard Robinson in the fifth round of today's NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in Detroit.

The Jaguars selected the former Wolverines quarterback at No. 135. Robinson finished his career at Michigan as the NCAA's leading rusher among Division I quarterbacks with 4,495 yards, and ended his four years at Michigan as one of the NCAA's most prolific players.

The Jaguars selected Robinson as a running back, though he entered listed as a wide receiver and also worked out at special teams in preparation for the draft.

In 2012, Robinson had 177 carries for 1,266 yards and seven rushing touchdowns.

Two other University of Michigan football players with local ties plan to join NFL teams as undrafted free agents. Wauseon graduate Elliott Mealer will join the New Orleans Saints, according to his agent, while Clay graduate Jordan Kovacs plans to join the Miami Dolphins.

Steve Persia, who represents the Michigan senior, posted on his Twitter account that Mealer will join the Saints. Persia is based in Cleveland with Roetzel & Andress and earned his law degree from Toledo.

Mealer played at center last season for the Wolverines. Kovacs, a safety, was a co-captain at Michigan last season.

In addition to Mealer, three Michigan seniors announced that they intend to join NFL teams as undrafted free agents: defensive end Craig Roh will join the Carolina Panthers, receiver Roy Roundtree will join the Cincinnati Bengals and offensive lineman Patrick Omameh will join the San Francisco 49ers.

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