Thunder and lightning

Powerful Eddie Lacy, explosive Denard Robinson took college football by storm

Updated: January 24, 2013, 1:20 PM ET
By RecruitingNation | ESPN.com
The bottom third of the 2009 ESPN 150 produced plenty of stars, including players like Alshon Jeffery and Lamar Miller, who are already in the NFL. Add in college stars like Denard Robinson, Mike Gillislee, Eddie Lacy and Taylor Lewan, and it's a particularly strong group.

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Leon Halip/Getty ImagesA true dual threat, Robinson became the first player to throw for 2,500 yards and rush for 1,500 back in 2010.
101. ATH Denard Robinson
Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High School
Signed With: Michigan
What He's Done: The multipurpose weapon made 37 career starts for the Wolverines, setting a national record for career rushing yards at quarterback and becoming the first player in NCAA history to throw for 2,500 yards and rush for 1,500 in a single season (2010). An elbow injury limited his ability to throw the ball late in his senior campaign, but Michigan simply moved him to running back to continue taking advantage of his elite athleticism with the football in his hands -- giving a glimpse at what he could do at another position in the NFL.

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