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
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
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
- Big play ability
- Well rounded talent
- Improved every season
- Understands the game
- Size and power
Areas of Improvement/Concern
- At times catches with his body instead of his hands
- Blocking will need to improve in the NFL
- Once in a while, he does not make quick decisions
Caballero’s unedited notes while scouting
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