Bijon Robinson Explains His Thoughts About The Falcons Offense

Bijon Robinson poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected eighth overall by the Atlanta Falcons during the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft at Union Station on April 27, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri.
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The 2023 NFL Draft crop is centered around three very good quarterback prospects in Bryce Young, CJ Stroud and Anthony Richardson.

But there are some other bright prospects from this year’s draft, and perhaps the best non-QB prospect is running back Bijon Robinson out of the University of Texas.

Many feel Robinson has the potential to star, even though he plays a skill that has waned over the past decade.

The new Atlanta Falcons tailback says he likes the idea of ​​being used as a utility man by head coach Arthur Smith.

“He uses me everywhere from receiver to running back,” Robinson said of Smith after the Falcons opened rookie minicamp on Friday. “He lets me set my abilities and skills in the right way, whether it’s catching the ball, running, obviously running the football, blocking and all of that.”

Robinson dazzled in three seasons with the Longhorns, totaling 3,410 rushing yards and 33 rushing touchdowns over three seasons, including 1,580 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns at 6.1 yards per carry in 2022.

But he has shown some potential as a dual-threat last season, notching 314 yards and two touchdowns in the air.

The Falcons may not have a solid quarterback, but they do have some talent elsewhere on offense.

Running back Tyler Allegier will give him a nice one-two punch in the backfield, teaming up with Robinson, while wide receiver Drake London was one of the best rookies in the NFL last year and 22-year-old tight end Kyle Pitts has a lot of promise.

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