Taken eighth overall by Atlanta
Latest Headline: Published 2023-04-27
The Falcons selected Robinson in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, eighth overall.
Robinson (5-foot-11, 215 pounds) is the highest running back selection since Saquon Barkley went fifth in 2018. Like Barkley, Robinson is expected to be a three-down workhorse and a standout pass-catching threat, a setup that should allow him to become one of the top fantasy running backs in a hurry. Tyler Allgeier might be overqualified as a backup runner with Robinson now in Atlanta, but talent like Robinson's demands the first and second opportunity. With 4.46 speed and an exceptionally productive collegiate career to his credit, the former Texas back seems like a potential star at the position.
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Stands out at NFL Combine
Latest Headline: Published 2023-03-05
Robinson ran a 4.46 40-yard dash and recorded a 37-inch vertical jump to go along with with a 10-foot-7 broad jump at the 2023 NFL Combine on Sunday, per Jordan Reid of ESPN.com.
Robinson is considered the consensus top running back prospect in the 2023 Draft class, and he only reinforced this lofty status with his impressive testing metrics. The 6-foot, 215-pound back displayed an extremely smooth, yet powerful, running style over his three collegiate seasons at Texas. He also backed up these eye-catching athletic traits with equally impressive production, as he logged 258 carries for 1,580 and 18 rushing touchdowns to go along with 19 receptions (on 32 targets) for 314 yards and two receiving scores during his 2022 junior campaign. Robinson was projected as a top-20 pick by the vast majority of scouts in attendance at this year's combine, per Reid, likely making him one of the only running backs to fall in the range of a first-round pick.
Bound for NFL
Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-04
Robinson announced Dec. 19 that he will forgo his remaining eligibility at Texas to enter the 2023 NFL Draft, Nick Moyle of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Robinson is the best running back prospect coming out of college in years, plain and simple. A former five-star recruit, Robinson was impressive as a true freshman, averaging 8.2 yards per carry on 86 attempts as part of a backfield rotation. He took over as the Longhorns' workhorse in 2021 and put up 1,127 yards and 11 scores in 10 games before suffering an elbow injury. His junior season was his magnum opus, as he remained incredibly efficient despite taking on higher volume; he carried 258 times for 1,580 yards and 18 touchdowns and added 314 receiving yards. The statistics are impressive, and he has the film and measurables to match. At six-foot and 220 pounds, Robinson has a workhorse frame to go with good size-adjusted speed and wiggle and strong pass-catching skills (70 percent career catch rate, 9.3 yards per target). First-round running backs are rare in today's NFL, but Robinson is just a good combine performance away from locking in that level of draft capital.