Bijan Robinson 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Named to First Team All Big-12 (2021)
- Doak Walker Award Semi finalist
- Scheme tendencies: Inside/outside zone
- 2022 projected role: Every-down running back used in both the run and pass game
Pros: Bijan Robinson has an excellent build for a running back with a thick, well-proportioned lower half and a well-defined upper body. From the hand-off, Robinson does an excellent job scanning holes from the frontside of the play to the backside of the play to find any available creases. Once he identifies a hole, he does a good job of bursting through it and quickly getting to the second level. On the second level and beyond, Robinson has a wide array of moves that he can use to make defenders miss. Whether it’s a jump-cut, spin move, or straight power, Robinson becomes a very difficult tackle for most defenders. Robinson is also a great athlete and he showcases this in the open field with his ability to flat-out run away from defenders to rip off long runs. Robinson appears to be a complete running back that can be a threat to score and always seems to be one cut away from taking a run the distance.
Cons: Bijan Robinson’s runs are always filled with great potential due to his vision, athleticism, and natural lateral agility. But Robinson, at times, can become unbalanced because he wants to accomplish so much. Robinson can benefit from running with a little bit more patience and tempo on the second level with an understanding that he has the athleticism to make defenders miss. He can become too anxious and wants to get extra yardage to a point where he just leans forward and tries to power through defenders. Robinson can also use some refinement in his pass protection from both a technique and identification standpoint.
Bijan Robinson NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez