Bijan Robinson Pro Day 2023: How To Watch, Projections, and More for the Texas RB

Here's all the information you need for Bijan Robinson's pro day with the Texas Longhorns, as well as recent mock draft projections for the RB1 favorite.

When is Bijan Robinson‘s pro day, and will the elite 2023 NFL Draft prospect give onlookers more to watch for at his local showcase? Here’s the latest on the Texas Pro Day, Robinson’s own projection, and where he stands in the 2023 class.

When Is Bijan Robinson’s Pro Day in 2023?

Robinson’s pro day with the Texas Longhorns is set to take place on March 9, 2023. It’ll be one of the first pro days of the 2023 NFL Draft, joining schools like Indiana, Nevada, and Texas State. Robinson, however, will not run at his pro day, and instead, will rest on his NFL Combine numbers.

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Other schools set to carry out pro days on March 9 include Harvard, Illinois State, Monmouth, and Prairie View A&M.

How To Watch Robinson’s Pro Day | TV Channel, Start Time, and More

Unfortunately, Texas’ Pro Day — and thus Robinson’s subsequent workout — will not be televised. There is also inconclusive information regarding the pro day’s start time. But since many pro days start late in the morning and run for several hours, it’s reasonable to expect that this will be similar.

Texas’ Pro Day comes just days after the NFL Combine, giving Combine invites and non-Combine invites alike another chance to impress NFL scouts through testing and positional drills.

In addition to Robinson, prospects such as defensive tackles Moro Ojomo and Keondre Coburn, linebacker DeMarvion Overshown, and defensive back Anthony Cook will be present.

Robinson’s Latest Mock Draft Rankings and Projections

Robinson is commonly ranked as a top-10, or even top-five 2023 NFL Draft prospect. From a pure talent perspective, he’s worth taking that high. NFL.com Draft Analyst Daniel Jeremiah said as much in his latest top 50 rankings, released in early March when he placed Robinson at fourth overall.

“Robinson is a three-down back with excellent size, vision, and burst,” Jeremiah said of Robinson. “On inside runs, he is aggressive to press the hole before lowering his pads and exploding through contact. He has the lateral quickness to make defenders miss in tight quarters. On outside runs, he has the speed to capture the corner and is very loose and elusive out in space. Overall, Robinson has all of the tools to quickly emerge as a top-tier RB in the NFL.”

As is the case with any running back, positional value plays an often detrimental role. Still, Robinson is a near-constant first-round selection in 2023 NFL Mock Drafts. A select few mock drafts have Robinson going in the top 10, to teams like the Falcons or the Eagles.

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If he doesn’t go in the teens, Robinson routinely comes off the board in the 20-31 range. Within that range, Robinson’s landing spots vary. A host of PFN mock drafts in late February saw Robinson drafted by the Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, and Cincinnati Bengals.

After the NFL Combine, ESPN’s Todd McShay is one analyst who projected Robinson to the Eagles at 10th overall. Most teams can’t afford to pay for a luxury position that early, but the Eagles might be one of the few who can.

“Call it a luxury pick, but this wouldn’t be surprising,” McShay said of the selection.” Philadelphia leans on the run, Miles Sanders is a free agent, and Robinson is a special kind of prospect. He has the contact balance and burst to make defenders miss and move the chains, and I know every other NFC team would be struggling with how to stop an offense that houses Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Robinson. Who do you take away there? There’s no right answer.”

What To Watch for at Robinson’s Pro Day

As mentioned earlier, Robinson will not run at Texas’ Pro Day. He put up a strong enough showing at the NFL Combine. Weighing at 5’11”, 215 pounds, Robinson ran a very good 40-yard dash of 4.46 and also logged a 37″ vertical and a 10’4″ broad jump.

Robinson’s combined numbers, at his size, amounted to a Relative Athletic Score (RAS) of 9.81. Robinson did not run agility drills at the Combine, so there’s a chance that he performs those at his pro day to compile a more complete athletic profile. However, watching the tape, agility isn’t something Robinson needs to prove he has. We know he has it.

The majority of Robinson’s athletic testing is likely complete, and overall, there’s incentive for him to keep things light at his pro day to avoid potential injury. Robinson is already projected to be a first-round pick, and potentially a high first-round pick at that. Still, there’s a chance we see him do some receiving work, and he will interface with NFL teams.

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