Falcons RB Bijan Robinson signs 4-year rookie contract

The Atlanta Falcons took a huge risk when they selected running back Bijan Robinson with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft. On Thursday the team announced Robinson had signed his four-year rookie contract.

The contract value is $21.96 million over four seasons and is fully guaranteed. This contract also includes a fifth-year option.

Atlanta has put the hands of the offense in Robinson along with second-year quarterback Desmond Ridder. At Texas, Robinson averaged more than six yards per carry in three seasons. In 2022, Robinson rushed for 1,580 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns.

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Here is the Falcons full 2023 NFL draft haul:

  • Round 1 | Pick 8
    Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas

  • Round 2, Pick 38
    Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse

  • Round 3 | Pick 75
    Zach Harrison, EDGE, Ohio State

  • Round 4, Pick 113 (from TEN)
    Clark Philips III, CB, Utah

  • Round 7, Pick 224
    DeMarcco Hellams, S, Alabama

  • Round 7, Pick 225 (from LV)
    Jovaughn Gwyn, G, South Carolina

For reference, in case you are wondering what the standard is for rookie running backs, Eric Dickerson rushed for 1,808 yards in 1983,

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Story originally appeared on Draft Wire