Evaluating Texas football’s top 3 impact players for 2022 season

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Bijan Robinson, RB

If star junior running back Bijan Robinson is able to stay healthy throughout the entire regular season, he’s going to put up Heisman-caliber numbers. Texas just has too many weapons on offense that will create more than enough space and opportunities for Bijan not to have an even better campaign in 2022 than he did last season.

Bijan has already more than proven himself as possibly the best running back in the entire country. But this season will present Bijan with an opportunity to also become one of the most well-rounded running backs in college football. Bijan definitely has room to improve in terms of his proficiencies as a pass-blocker and a receiver out of the backfield.

Last season, Bijan showed us what he can do as a receiver once the ball actually gets in his hands. But he also had some bad fumbles and drops last season that cost this offense at some opportune times.

If what we’ve heard from Bijan this offseason in terms of his progressions as a blocker and a receiver out of the backfield are even 50 percent true, he’s going to take his game to another level this fall.

Making those strides would take Bijan from being the best running back in all of college football to one of the three or four best prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft class (if he’s not already).

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Last season, we saw Bijan rack up more than 1,100 rushing yards on 195 carries (5.8 yards per carry), 11 rushing touchdowns, and 291 receiving yards and four touchdown catches. But if Texas can open up this offense more this season compared to last year and find more balance behind Ewers as the starting quarterback, Bijan is going to become even more productive in 2022.