The Atlanta Falcons took Bijan Robinson with the No. 8 general choice in the 2023 NFL Draft as well as ever since, individuals have actually been waiting his very first time on the area. Well, the day has actually come, as well as on Friday evening the newbie saw playing time in the Falcons’ preseason video game versus the Cincinnati Bengals.
Right here is a check out his very first lug in a Falcons attire:
In his very expected launching, he had 4 lugs for 20 lawns as well as a 6-yard function, doing it done in one drive.
The 21-year-old has a great deal of buzz bordering him this period as well as presently inhabits the leading place for finest probabilities to win Offensive Newbie of the Year at +300, according to Caesars Sportsbook.
Successful, head train Arthur Smith validated that Robinson would certainly take the area.
” We’re not mosting likely to go bananas, we simply require the reps. We require to obtain our bread-and-butter principles in there as well as he’ll see his tracks. We’re not mosting likely to rest there as well as reveal every little thing however we require to implement well,” Smith stated leading up to the competition versus the Bengals (through ESPN).
” I’m actually thrilled,” Robinson stated in advance of his very first NFL look. “Fire, also recently, it was very enjoyable simply to sustain my colleagues as well as be the very best colleague I can be.”
Smith stated this is one more action for Robinson as well as making the shift with him from university to the organization, something the running back confesses is an extreme adjustment.
” We’re not mosting likely to reveal every little thing with him. He simply requires to obtain his feet damp,” Smith stated, including that Robinson is managing the interest he’s been entering a fully grown means.
Robinson completed with 3,410 hurrying lawns as well as 33 goals at Texas, with his occupation best in those groups coming last period with 1,580 lawns hurrying as well as 18 goals. He was called a consentaneous All-American in 2022.