Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian knows exactly what the Atlanta Falcons are getting in running back Bijan Robinson, following his selection with the eighth overall pick last night.
“As I’ve said all along, he’s a better human being than [a] football player, which is hard for a lot of guys when you’re that talented,” Sarkisian said in a statement, per 247Sports. “He has unbelievable work ethic, outstanding leadership, he’s team-captain worthy and has Pro Bowl ability. He checks all the boxes. The Atlanta Falcons are getting a uniquely versatile player. He can run between the tackles, run outside the tackles, make people miss in tight quarters, he’s got great contact balance, is an excellent receiver and has a high football IQ.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Draft grades for Falcons on Bijan Robinson pick vary
Austin American-Statesman: Coincidence or destiny? Photo shows young Bijan Robinson in Falcons jersey
Austin American-Statesman: Watch Bijan Robinson react to getting call from Atlanta Falcons at NFL Draft
Dallas Morning News: Longhorns WR Jordan Whittington reveals why he didn’t enter 2023 NFL draft
247Sports: Morning Brew: Texas starting to erase some embarrassing NFL Draft factoids
Inside Texas: 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Way-too-early first round predictions
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Texas RB Bijan Robinson goes No. 8 to the Atlanta Falcons
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2023 NFL Draft profile: Texas DL Moro Ojomo
2023 NFL Draft profile: Texas DT Keondre Coburn
247Sports: Four officials now set for five-star receiver Ryan Wingo
247Sports: Mike at Night: Remembering first round picks as recruits
Inside Texas: Five TXHSFB prospects that could turn into draft day gems
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Viva the Matadors: Wilson, Thompson amongst Red Raiders looking to hear their names called the next few days
Frogs O’ War: TCU Football WR Quentin Johnston selected by the Chargers in first round of NFL Draft, 21st overall
Frogs O’ War: Baseball: TCU rallies to end DBU’s 14-game winning streak
The Smoking Musket: Redshirt freshman edge rusher Aric Burton enters transfer portal
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Will McDonald IV selected 15th overall by the New York Jets
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Projecting landing spots for the remaining draft prospects
Bring On The Cats: Felix Aundike-Uzomah selected 31st overall
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: NFL Draft winners and losers: Texans now have a crisis of their own creation
SB Nation: The best steals from night one of the 2023 NFL Draft
SB Nation: NFL mock draft 2023: Second-round projections
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Texas baseball starts their Big 12 series against the TCU Horned Frogs this weekend.
SCHEDULE UPDATE— Texas Baseball (@TexasBaseball) April 27, 2023
The series in Fort Worth will now be:
Saturday at 6 p.m.
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Monday at 1 p.m.#HookEm https://t.co/0WVfAbUKWM