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Deen Worley

CBS Sports is ‘selling’ Bijan Robinson to Falcons rumors

Who will the Falcons take in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft on Thursday night? Texas running back Bijan Robinson has become the popular projection, but until someone’s name is called when Atlanta is on the clock at pick No. 8, it’s all speculation.

Would Robinson make the Falcons a better team? Undoubtedly, but drafting a running back in the top 10 is hard to justify in today’s NFL. Not to mention, Atlanta drafted a 1,000-yard back in the fifth round last year.

A new feature from CBS Sports breaks down each draft rumor and tells fans whether to buy or sell. Here’s what they had to say about Robinson.

Measurements and Stats

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Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 215 lbs

Position: HB

Arm: 31 1/8″

Hand: 9 3/4″

Production Score: 99 (1st)

Athleticism: 85 (2nd)

Prospect Grade: 6.84 (year 1 starter)

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year Att Yards Avg TD Rec Yards Avg TD Yards Avg TD
2020 86 703 8.2 4 15 196 13.1 2 899 8.9 6
2021 195 1127 5.8 11 26 295 11.3 4 1422 6.4 15
2022 258 1580 6.1 18 19 314 16.5 2 1894 6.8 20
Total 539 3410 6.3 33 60 805 13.4 8 4215 7.0 41


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