Tis the season for some of the top college football prospects in the nation to start declaring for the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft. And it appears as though another big-name star has thrown his hat into the ring.
According to several reports, Texas Longhorns star running back Bijan Robinson has officially declared for the NFL Draft.
Robinson, who was awarded the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back this season, made the announcement during a press conference earlier today.
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Shortly after, the Texas Longhorns Twitter account thanked Bijan for his services:
And Bijan Robinson responded with a thank you of his own.
Robinson is expected to go in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft, with some even suggesting that he could hear his name called somewhere in the top 10.
Robinson finished the season with 258 carries for 1,580 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground, averaging an impressive 6.1 yards per carry. He also had 314 yards and two touchdowns through the air in 12 games for the Longhorns.
In three seasons at Texas, Robinson racked up a total of 3,410 rushing yards, 805 receiving yards, and 41 total touchdowns. It’s all but certain that he’ll be the first running back off the board on April 27 in Kansas City, Missouri.
How Early Will Bijan Robinson Go In The 2023 NFL Draft?
That’s the big question, as it’s well-known that teams are not as eager to spend high draft picks on running backs these days.
That being said, Robinson is one of those special, game-changing players who could definitely cause a franchise to consider using a top 10 pick on him.
One team who’s been linked to Robinson is the Atlanta Falcons, who currently hold the seventh pick in the draft (if the season ended today). In ESPN’s latest mock draft, Todd McShay had Bijan going even earlier than that, with the Eagles using the fifth-overall pick they got from the New Orleans Saints on the powerful running back.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.