Chargers 2023 NFL draft target: Texas RB Bijan Robinson
Over the next month, we will look at a handful of draft prospects leading up to the 2023 NFL draft.
With the Chargers having needs at various positions, we will do our best to evaluate the players that we feel fit the team precisely.
Today, I take a look at Texas running back Bijan Robinson.
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Career: Winner of the 2022 Doak Walker Award. Ranks fourth all-time in Longhorn history with 3,410 rushing yards and 41 total touchdowns (33 rushing, eight receiving). Unanimous All-American in 2022.
Despite lacking elite speed, Robinson is an impressive athlete who plays with tremendous tenacity, and with his outstanding footwork, balance, instincts, and proficiency in the passing game, he has the makings of a future star.
Plays with excellent vision, natural instincts, feel for blockers and where holes will come open…Does a good job of pressing holes to force decisions. Has explosive acceleration to slice into openings and defenders at contact…Great bend and lateral agility to put foot in ground to get into the second level…Solid lower-body strength and balance to keep his feet moving and run through tackles…Excellent hands and body control in the passing game, runs smooth routes, dangerous on wheel routes….High IQ to pick up blitzers.
Speed is good, but it isn’t elite…Is sufficient as a blocker in pass protection, but will need to improve his anchor…Tendency to carry the ball loose at times…Hefty workload in college, has averaged 226.5 carries each of the past two seasons.
College Football star Texas RB Bijan Robinson is going to be special in the NFL. Just watch this run. My goodness.
“Looking like Reggie Bush” 🍿 pic.twitter.com/0VMaTOrNzb
— JWP Sports (@JWPSports) February 25, 2023
Bijan Robinson’s balance is something ELSE 😳
The Texas RB led all of college football in forced missed tackles last season with 104.
One of the best RB prospects the NFL Draft has seen in a WHILE. pic.twitter.com/OFpGhp2E4W
— NFL Rookie Watch (@NFLRookieWatxh) February 20, 2023
Bijan Robinson runs with exceptional vision, contact balance and lateral quickness. Running backs like him don’t come around very often. pic.twitter.com/5bGBUS6JdU
— Kendell Hollowell (@KHollowell_) March 5, 2023
Bijan Robinson’s footwork is something ELSE 😳
The Longhorns RB put on a CLINIC today at the NFL Combine. pic.twitter.com/NVtlOQfeby
— NFL Rookie Watch (@NFLRookieWatxh) March 6, 2023
Bijan Robinson’s natural receiving skills are GORGEOUS 🥵
— Luke Sawhook 🪚🪝 (@lukesawhook) March 5, 2023
Bijan Robinson, zvijer… pic.twitter.com/kh7gfBvY6n
— NFLBalkan (@NflBalkan) March 9, 2023
Esse tal de Bijan Robinson tem futuro. pic.twitter.com/t8UAz3vkFh
— cristian (@Cristianspfc_) March 12, 2023
That’s a RB making that catch.
Bijan Robinson is phenomenal. pic.twitter.com/zJkYFDgAvx
— Unnecessary Roughness (@UnnecRoughness) October 15, 2022