Ranking 5 best running backs in 2023 NFL draft

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Bijan Robinson, Chicago Bears
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1. Bijan Robinson, Texas

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Most people will not even read this because it is already assumed that Bijan Robinson is the top running back. The debate is more about whether he is the best player regardless of position, and then how valuable the running back position is to get drafted.

Robinson put up 700 yards as a true freshman, and then posted over 1,000 yards in two straight years, going over 1,500 yards last season. The big difference is that Robinson went for the big play less, and started taing what was given.

With his running style, he could pick up a few extra yards that most others cannot just by falling forward and putting his head down. When he went for the big play, he lost yards at times, when he was shooting for big yards.

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Bijan Robinson is also electric in the passing game, and could be used down the field more than the other backs, even more than Gibbs. The question for the Chicago Bears is whether they take him at number nine or not.