It’s official: we have seen Bijan Robinson play his final game in a Texas Longhorns uniform as the star running back has officially declared for the 2023 NFL Draft.
During media availability on Monday, Robinson broke the news that he would forego his senior season and the upcoming Alamo Bowl to start preparing for the NFL Draft in April.
CBS Austin’s Jeff Barker shared this video of Robinson’s announcement on Twitter just before 10:00 a.m. CT on Monday morning.
The 2022 Doak Walker Award winner is expected to be one of, if not the top running backs taken off the board in this year’s class and could be worthy of a first-round selection if things break right for the talented ball carrier.
Robinson finishes the 2022 season with 258 carries for 1,580 yards and 18 touchdowns, adding 19 receptions for 314 yards and two more scores.
Over his three-year career in Austin, Robinson rushed for 3,410 yards on 539 carries and 33 rushing touchdowns. He’ll rank fourth all-time in rushing yards in school history, and is tied for eighth in rushing touchdowns at Texas.
Fellow running back Roschon Johnson is also expected to declare for the draft, leaving Texas with Jonathan Brooks and Keilan Robinson to serve as the primary ball carriers against No. 12 Washington in the Alamo Bowl on December 29.