Falcons RB is thrilled they took Bijan Robinson… simply thrilled
Atlanta Falcons working again Tyler Allgeier expressed his pleasure about teaming up with rookie and first-round choose Bijan Robinson.
The Atlanta Falcons have been energetic this offseason to herald gamers to assist them contend for what has turn out to be a wide-open competitors for the NFC South championship. After signing the likes of security Jessie Bates and defensive lineman Calais Campbell, and buying tight finish Jonnu Smith and cornerback Jeff Okudah, the Falcons made a controversial choose within the first spherical of the 2023 NFL Draft. That participant was Texas working again Bijan Robinson.
Whereas Robinson was the most effective athletes in the complete draft class, taking a working again eighth general has opened up the yearly debate as as to whether the positional worth matches the draft choose worth. Another excuse why the choice was so controversial was that the workforce had a rising star on the place in Tyler Allgeier, who debuted within the NFL final yr.
Allgeier met with the media on Wednesday and was requested concerning the workforce drafting Robinson, and what he thinks working alongside him. Allgeier mentioned that he was “excited” and that “everybody will get their likelihood to shine.”
Falcons: Tyler Allgeier ‘excited’ to workforce up with Bijan Robinson
“The blokes upstairs do issues for a motive, and bringing in the fitting man,” Allgeier mentioned, h/t ProFootballTalk. “It’s simply competitors. That’s the identify of this sport, competitors, I’m excited for him to return in, and must be enjoyable.”
Final yr, the Falcons used their fifth-round choose on Allgeier, the previous BYU Cougars working again. After starting his profession as an possibility off of the bench, he ultimately received 4 weeks of begins for the workforce. He then began in three of Atlanta’s remaining 9 video games. Allgeier recorded two 100-yard speeding video games — in Week 15 in opposition to the New Orleans Saints (139) and Week 18 in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In 16 video games, Allgeier ran for 1,035 yards and three touchdowns on 210 carries, whereas catching 16-of-17 targets for 139 yards and one landing.
Robinson was going to get drafted within the first spherical, however it was a matter of the place he can be taken off the board. In any case, he was the star of the Longhorns’ offense the previous two years the place he ran for 1,127 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2021 and 1,580 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2022. To not point out that Robinson can be utilized as a pass-catching possibility out of the backfield (60 catches for 805 yards and eight touchdowns in three seasons).
Robinson will seemingly obtain substantial enjoying time in his rookie season, however it stays to be seen how the carries will probably be cut up between the rookie and Allgeier.