2017 Season Countdown: #29 Brad Robbins

2017 Season Countdown: #29 Brad Robbins


August 6, 2017

Brad Robbins (image via Westerville Schools)

 

Name: Brad Robbins
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 180 lbs.
High school: Westerville (OH) South
Position: Punter
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: #3
Last year: Robbins was a senior in high school.
TTB Rating: 70

Michigan was in good shape last year at punter with fifth year senior Kenny Allen. But his contract expired after the season and he was not re-signed, so now the Wolverines drafted a punter. On National Signing Day. Kind of like Mr. Irrelevant. Except he’s totally relevant. Walk-on Ryan Tice and redshirt freshman Quin Nordin both have the ability to punt, but the plan for Nordin is to be the placekicker, and it’s iffy whether someone so young should be pulling double duty. I think Robbins will win the punting job, but the efficacy of his kicking is up in the air.

Prediction: Starting punter; 42 yards/kick

2 comments

  1. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Aug 06, 2017 at 11:55 PM

    I think Allen illustrated how a walk-on can capably handle kick-off or punter duties. 2 years ago Blake ONeill was rated 22 and Kyle Schechel was ranked 24. These were both too high because there was another guy who could do either job nearly just as well, if not better.

    It’s not just Kenny Allen either. We seen Gibbons and Hagerup miss time – they were replaced without a great deal of problems by Wile.

    My point: I think this countdown puts too much value on unproven punters and kickers. They are important jobs but the proven performers (like Allen last year) are far more important than the guys we are just guessing will have the job. And the backups are probably closer to the starters than we give them credit for.

    Robbins may win the job and play an important role, but whether he’s significantly better than the other options is in doubt.

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    je93
    Aug 06, 2017 at 11:58 PM

    With our OL? And speight (or a Fr) at QB? No established RB, WR, or TE to carry the Offense?
    I have no problem putting our Punter in the top 30!

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