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Former Texas Longhorns running back Bijan Robinson is widely regarded as the best player at his position in the 2023 NFL draft class, and he cemented himself as such with a stellar performance at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday.
The 5’11”, 215-pound speedster put on a strong display of his all-around skills and will likely have teams salivating at the chance to add him to their backfield.
Robinson recorded an official time of 4.46 seconds in the 40-yard dash with a 10-yard split of 1.52. He registered a vertical jump of 37 inches and a broad jump of 10’4″. He also impressed during on-field drills with his quick feet and strong burst with the ball in his hands.
The 21-year-old was talking on NFL Twitter on Sunday after his impressive showing:
Jordan Reid @Jordan_Reid
Bijan Robinson was as advertised. An effortless runner that’s the whole package. A special player.
Full Day 4 Summary: https://t.co/MdpM7ZXbqs pic.twitter.com/MAfzQocJ0Z
4.47am for Texas Longhorn RB Bijan Robinson!@TexasFootball | @Bijan5Robinson
📺: #NFLCombine on @nflnetwork< br>📱: Stream on NFL+ pic.twitter.com/dtd8hFzwIF
4.47 for Bijan Robinson. Some team is going to take this guy in the top half of the draft. pic.twitter.com/QgxBC9w81t
Dave Kluge @Dave Kluge
Bijan Robinson finished this run harder than Bobby Boucherpic.twitter.com/LrdZEZrpPE
Jon Helmkamp @Jon Helmkamp
Bijan Robinson is great. pic.twitter.com/RiDSVE0Hy5
Hook’em headlines @HookemHeadlines
Bijan Robinson with one of the top 5 broad jumps among RBs at the NFL Combine. pic.twitter.com/hkYtSrEYkT
Bijan Robinson 37″ vertical ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/PVLj4xSyou
Cory Moses @Cory_Moses
Bijan Robinson told the NFL Network that he doesn’t plan to work out during Texas’ pro day on Thursday #HookEm
Russell Brown @RussianNFLDraft
Excellent player Bijan Robinson looking very fluid pic.twitter.com/jmiHgEuzKM
Draft expert Daniel Jeremiah said #Texas superstar running back Bijan Robinson as a possible option #Patriots at pick #14:
“And everybody’s dying, [Belichick] zags… plug in with Mac Jones. You talk about a nice gift for Bill O’Brien as he comes back to the… https://t.co/6dwONaePRG pic.twitter.com/OkOcrCJ21v
Russell Brown @RussianNFLDraft
Texas RB Bijan Robinson with an unofficial 40-yard dash time of 4.47 seconds on his first run. His vertical jump was 37″ and his broad jump was 10′ 4″ (124″).
Here’s a comparable RB looking at times and measurements from the Scouting Combine: pic.twitter.com/2LBWDUcZXh
Robinson is coming off a junior season with Texas in which he gave up 1,580 yards and 18 touchdowns on 258 carries. He also added 19 catches for 314 yards and two more scores on his way to winning the Doak Walker Award and being named a unanimous All-American.
Robinson is the fourth overall prospect in the latest draft by the NFL scouting department B/R a large table. It is described as “an ideal blend of efficiency and high-end athletic characteristics for the job.”
Robinson is clearly a game-changing talent capable of becoming a franchise cornerstone, and he cemented his status as such during his performance on Sunday.