Posted at 6:00am — 6/15/2011
Michigan Football: Coach’s Corner — Marvin Robinson — Spring Evaluations
GBMWolverine Football Spring Evaluations: Position-by-Position — Player Profile.
GBMWolverine readers: Here is a brief overview of Marvin Robinson and GBMWolverine’s analysis concerning his progress this spring with the new system.
Note: We will not evaluate every player on the team and with this position group (Safeties) we will not evaluate #19 Charlie Zeller, #23 Floyd Simmons, #28 Matthew Cavanaugh, #31 Jared Van Slyke, and #36 Zac Johnson. If you would like to chat about these players bring them up on the message board, in chat on Monday nights, or send us an e-mail request.
Coming in: Nobody.
Losing: #31 Jared Van Slyke, #36 Zac Johnson.
City/State: Winter Haven, Florida
High School: Lake Region
Marvin Robinson came into Michigan with a lot of hype, being mentioned and offered very early in his high school career by former Coach Carr. In those days young Marvin was quite the wonderkid. He saw limited playing time his freshman year and in introspect we really wish the previous staff had red-shirted him instead of wasting his year with special teams assignments, especially when, for the most part, Marvin played very sparingly on those squads.
This spring Marvin had some good flashes, but also he was one of the players that missed several practices because of class schedule. This seemed to hurt him this spring.
Marvin showed this spring that he can flat out hit and tackle very well.
The biggest question we have remains his coverage skills.
Contributing This Year?
Yes, we expect to see him getting time at the safety position.
We could also see him move closer to the line of scrimmage as well in certain situations.
We believe that Marvin played better closer to the line of scrimmage.
Here is a player that when observers look at him and say “wow he is put together” and just looks like a football player. But football is more than looks.
The thing is can Marvin put it all together and become a complete football player and not just a combine warrior?
It is going to be an interesting battle this fall camp between Marvin and Jordan Kovacs who right now has more game experience and understands the system. Good luck to both Marvin and Jordan.
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