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Texas Longhorns in the NFL: Falcons RB Bijan Robinson builds case for NFL Rookie of the Year

Chiefs DL Charles Omenihu wrecks another O-Line

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL season is well underway.

So are the careers of some of your favorite former Texas Longhorns athletes.

Let’s break down the most recent performances of the 2023 NFL regular season.

Bijan Robinson, RB: Robinson, who was selected in the first round of last spring’s NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, logged 18 carries for 52 yards, as well as 3 receptions for 26 yards, on the day. Throughout his rookie season so far, Robinson’s usage has been up and down the further Atlanta gets down the regular season stretch. For now, it remains up. It looks to stay that way, as Robinson continues coming into his own as one of the world’s top running backs.

Put this guy in the Pro Bowl already. From last week:

Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR: The Denver Broncos wide receiver grabbed 1 reception for 12 yards.

Geoff Swaim, TE: The Arizona Cardinals tight end was this week’s starter, again. He had 2 receptions for 10 yards.

Andrew Beck, TE: A big man gadget of sorts, the former Longhorn again started at fullback for the Houston Texans. He recorded 1 reception for 5 yards.

Connor Williams, OL: The Miami Dolphins offensive lineman started at center.

Malcolm Roach, DL: Finally, it was another massive day for the big Roach. The New Orleans Saints defensive lineman accounted for 3 tackles (1 solo.)

Charles Omenihu, DL: The starting Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman notched 3 tackles (1 solo), 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, and 1 quarterback hit. Omenihu remains a force to reckon with for whichever opposing offensive line facing the Chiefs.

Ta’Quan Graham, DL: The Atlanta Falcons starting defensive lineman had 3 tackles (1 solo.)

Quandre Diggs, DB: Starting at safety, the Seattle Seahawks racked up an impressive outing over the weekend. Altogether, he accounted for 6 tackles (4 solo) on the day.

PJ Locke, DB: The Denver Broncos starting safety notched 8 tackles (6 solo), 1 sack, and 1 quarterback hurry. It was Locke’s way of following up on a stellar performance last week. Expect to see Locke continue showing out for the Broncos through the remaining regular season stretch.

DeShon Elliott, DB: The Miami Dolphins safety got the start over the weekend. It was an outing in which the secondary veteran racked up 3 tackles (1 solo.)

D’Shawn Jamison, DB: The Carolina Panthers defensive back had 1 solo tackle.

Brandon Jones, DB: The starting Miami Dolphins safety logged 5 tackles (4 solo.)

Cameron Dicker, K: Infamously known as “Dicker the Kicker,” the Los Angeles Chargers foot-man went 2-for-2, with 38 yards as his long.