3 Texas transfers who were selected in the 2024 NFL Draft

Three players that transferred into Texas in the last few years were selected in the first six rounds of the 2024 NFL Draft.
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Keilan Robinson, Texas football
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Texas had two running backs selected in two consecutive drafts for the first time in program history. The Longhorns also were the first school to have multiple running backs selected in the 2024 draft.

Last year, Bijan Robinson (8th overall to the Atlanta Falcons) and Roschon Johnson (115th overall in the fourth round to the Chicago Bears) were both selected in the draft's first four rounds. Bijan was also the first running back selected in the 2023 draft, going in the top 10 to the Falcons.

Texas not only had multiple running backs selected again in the 2024 draft, but it had the first back off the board for the second year in a row. The Carolina Panthers were the first team to select a running back in the 2024 draft, picking Texas's Jonathon Brooks 46th overall in the second round.

The second Texas running back drafted this year was super senior Keilan Robinson, picked in the fifth round by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Keilan brings his speed and versatility to a Jaguars offense that is one of the youngest and most potent units on this side of the ball in the NFL.

Keilan can contribute on offense and special teams for the Jaguars. He filled multiple roles in his three seasons at Texas after transferring from Alabama during the 2021 offseason.

Robinson was a key contributor for the return and coverage units in the kicking and punting game. He had a kick and punt returned for a touchdown since 2022. Keilan was also one of just a few Longhorns players who registered double-digit combined tackles with the coverage units since 2021.

Sarkisian liked to utilize Robinson's speed and versatility to get him involved in multiple ways on offense. He was quick to get to the edge and hit the hole as a traditional running back out of the backfield. Keilan would also get motioned out as a wideout to get the ball in space.

When he got the ball on offense, Robinson was a big-play machine. He registered touchdowns on over eight percent of the times he touched the ball on offense and averaged nearly 10 yards per touch.