Bijan Robison, 2023 NFL Draft, running back, Texas

Bijan Robinson 2023 NFL Draft


This 2023 NFL Draft scouting report on Bijan Robinson was done by Justin Caballero of Digging in the Trenches. Click the tags and links below this draft profile for more NFL Draft prospects.


2023 NFL Draft: Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas


Bijan Robison, Texas, running Back, 2023 NFL Draft

Rating scale 1 Poor 10 Elite


Caballero believes that Bijan Robinson will be the first running back selected in the 2023 NFL Draft. He brings a lot to the table in his skill set. He does everything well. Caballero does rate some other backs in this draft class above Robinson but he knows that if only one running back goes in the first round it will be Bijan.

Robison got better every season while at Texas. Good burst of speed when he gets in the open to go along with good agility. “Bijan can stop and go on a dime with quick decisive moves that leave defenders grasping at air,” said Caballero. Great contact balance as well as he lowers his pad level while taking on a hit. At times, he can get a bit high in his pad leverage which can hurt his contact balance. Often surprises a defender with his power as he breaks tackles and then turns on the motor to continue downfield.

Robinson does everything above average on a football field. He is a standout when handed the ball but has also improved as a receiver during his Texas career. “Bijan has soft hands when catching the rock and knows what to do when he snares it,” said Caballero. His route tree has developed over the past two seasons but still needs a little more work. Bijan Robinson can score from anywhere on the field at any given time. Though he was not asked to do it in college, Robinson has the look of a player that would do well at returning kicks or punts. An exciting player that should be a big hit at the next level. Has the ability to be a three-down back. His pass protection skills are solid as he can use the chip block against oncoming pass rushers.


By the Numbers


Rushing & Receiving Table
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
*2020 Texas Big 12 FR RB 9 86 703 8.2 4 15 196 13.1 2 101 899 8.9 6
2021 Texas Big 12 SO RB 10 195 1127 5.8 11 26 295 11.3 4 221 1422 6.4 15
*2022 Texas Big 12 JR RB 12 258 1580 6.1 18 19 314 16.5 2 277 1894 6.8 20
Career Texas 539 3410 6.3 33 60 805 13.4 8 599 4215 7.0 41
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/25/2023.


The Prospect Sheet


Bijan Robinson attended Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Arizona. He had schools such as Texas, Alabama, UCLA, Arizona, and Michigan interested in him coming out of high school. Bijan decided to enroll at the University of Texas. He was a productive Longhorn from the moment he hit the field as a freshman.


Draft Projection: 1st round, Possible top 15 pick


Overall, Caballero feels that Bijan Robinson will have a productive career in the NFL with the potential to be a star.


Strengths: Bijan Robinson


  1. Big play ability
  2. Well rounded talent
  3. Improved every season
  4. Understands the game
  5. Size and power


Areas of Improvement/Concern


  1. At times catches with his body instead of his hands
  2. Blocking will need to improve in the NFL
  3. Once in a while, he does not make quick decisions


Caballero’s unedited notes while scouting


Bijan Robinson, scouting report, 2023 NFL Draft



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