The Atlanta Falcons drafted Texas running back Bijan Robinson with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, and while he will be one of Atlanta’s main weapons on offense, don’t expect the Falcons to run everything through him.
Per NFL Media, the Falcons are expected to continue divvying up carries between Robinson and fellow running back Tyler Allgeier. Robinson is not going to be the bell cow many hypothesized he would be — at least not right now.
Robinson rushed 10 times for 56 yards, and caught six passes for 27 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 vs. the Carolina Panthers. Allgeier rushed 15 times for 75 yards and two touchdowns, and added 19 yards through the air on three receptions. Robinson received 16 total touches, Allgeier had 18. The fifth-round pick out of BYU rushed for 1,035 yards and three touchdowns in his rookie season.
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Author : Jordan Dajani
Publish date : 2023-09-17 17:18:01
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