Bijan Robinson Only Visited Two Teams

April 21st, 2023

Texas RB Bijan Robinson.

So the 30 official visits window is up. Teams are now in lockdown mode finalizing their draft boards. We are six days from the draft!

So Joe found the following piece from Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk, by way of the Dull Patrick Show, very, very interesting.

With all the teams bringing in up to 30 players, Robinson, who some feel is the top football player in the draft (forget running back), had a grand total of two team visits. Guess who one was?

Yup, the Bucs.

The other team? The Eagles.

Now Robinson did admit he’s done a bunch of zoom calls with teams and did a lot of phone interviews. But weirdly, 30 of the NFL’s 32 teams decided he wasn’t worth bringing in.

Does that mean teams are so convinced he’s that good they don’t need to do their homework on him? Or do teams think Robinson is going to go so high in the draft that there’s no reason to waste their time bringing him in for a visit?

Robinson did tell Dull Patrick that no team told him if he was on the board they would grab him.

Something seems really odd about all of this.

What does Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht know?

43 Responses to “Bijan Robinson Only Visited Two Teams”

  1. garro Says:

    Umm Joe?
    Jason Licht knows that till you get some guys up front who can run block Barry Simms clone couldnt be successful here.

  2. garro Says:

    New and improved OC or not.

  3. MadMax Says:

    Licht should do his homework on what teams would trade up to 19 for him if he’s still there…and we can also trade diva for their 1st, 2nd, and 4th. That way we have two 2nds, and possibly a third 2nd if we trade back one more time, out of the first. Three 2nds might get us Washington, Avila, and Achane 😊

  4. Fansince76 Says:

    Very amazing that he only visited two teams in person!
    What up with that? need more intel on the issue?
    Maybe he doesn’t like to fly?
    very weird but glad he visited the Bucs.
    Would be good to have him on our team.

  5. AnonymousBuc76 Says:

    If Bijan makes it past…

    Philly (10), and Houston (12) we may have a shot at him…
    That being said I personally feel that drafting Bijan at (19) is the definition of putting the cart before the horse…I’d like to see use take a few Offensive Lineman in this draft…Its been proven over and over again that you can hide average players behind a great O-line… Whereas, putting good players behind a shakey O-line rarely produces positive results…

    It’s not the sexy pick, but in our case it’s the right thing to do Imho…

  6. Rand Says:

    I wouldn’t reach for a RB. If Licht and company have done their homework there’s always good value at RB in later rounds if Robison’s not available at 19.

  7. Lt. Dan Says:

    @Rand…spot on sir!

  8. Old School Nole Says:

    Who is this Barry Simms guy?

  9. SB~LV Says:

    A luxury that the Bucs are not ready for, although I could understand the strategy of focusing on a strong running game, they will have a good OL, to protect the uncertain emerging quarterback position.
    Thankfully he won’t be a option at 19

  10. Dre bucs fan Says:

    Is crazy to think bucs could trade back and still draft a guy like Bijon? Starting to smell like it

  11. Dooley Says:

    Welp, a Top-30 visit is a public display of interest, letting anybody selecting behind us know if they want Robinson they may have to get through us to get him and that’s when Licht can start questions like “what are you willing to put on the table to get him?” in order to initiate a trade. We’ve also hosted RBs like Roschon Johnson, Jahmyr Gibbs, & Chase Brown so we’ll see how this all plays out next week. Exciting times for sure.

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You’ve got to be intrigued by the thoughts of having a RB of that caliber on the Bucs with the rest of our offensive weapons.
    Draft him…..OT in 2nd & big blocking TE in 3rd…..spend the 5ths on a S & CB.

    Yep…I know that’s crazy & ignoring the need for an Edge rusher sure sounds exciting.

  13. William Walls Says:

    A 1st, a 2nd, and a 4th for White? Only Houston would be that dumb.

  14. Jeagan1999 Says:

    BR will be a fire bolt on our offense!

    Rd 1. Bijan Robinson -RB
    Rd 2. Anton Harrison -OT
    Rd. 3. Cody Mauch -G

  15. Letsbucinggo Says:

    The running game is not a critical part of the new NFL. Sixty plus percent passing are what the top teams are doing these days. I would be surprised if he goes in the top 25.

  16. gotbbucs Says:

    I think as far as the running game goes, people are really underappreciating how terrible Leftwich was at building it and how terrible Fournette was at running it and how little Brady cared about establishing it.
    Blaming everything on the offensive line is what uneducated football fans do. Donovan Smithwss trash last year, make whatever excuse you want for him, he was trash. Jensen didn’t even play. Goedeke was playing out of position as a rookie.
    I have no doubt they draft at least one offensive lineman, but I don’t think it’ll be in the 1st round.

    If you truly want to see what Mike Evans and Chris Godwin can do to a secondary, put Bijan Robinson in the backfield. He is generational. That’s why nobody is bothering to bring him in for a face to face. There are zero cons to his game or red flags off the field. He’s the safest pick in this draft.

  17. Usfbuc Says:

    Who knows if he will be good or not but I really hope we draft linemen on both sides first.

  18. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Detroit had Barry Sanders. He was great fun to watch. The Lions didn’t have the team around him to win anything. The question is, do the Bucs have the team? I’d say not yet, but we do have a great core to build on. If we draft a generational RB in the first round, I’m fine with that, as long as a generational LT isn’t available with our first pick.

  19. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Barry Simms is Kyler Traskfield’s cousin. Maybe he meant Billy Sims and Barry Sanders? Old Lions combo?

  20. Erick Says:

    Stop it with this nonsense. They aren’t taking a RB in 1st round.

  21. Erick Says:

    Quick, someone name the last time a RB led a team to the Super Bowl

  22. Bucsfanman Says:

    Well, I’m glad someone brought up Barry Sanders. He’s one example of a RB that can make an OL look good. While I agree in principle to the notion of a better OL, it glosses over the fact that the play-calling was predictably atrocious. Good OL or not, if the defense knows what’s coming, the chances of success dwindle.
    I’m more curious about the play-calling.
    One final thought: A good RB doesn’t need gaping holes to be successful.

  23. David Villa-Real Says:

    Here’s what I know. We passed on Adrian Peterson and Dalvin Cook. Does it really matter when the RB is drafted if they are studs? Stop overthinking it. We must draft him if he’s available at 19.

  24. Rand Says:


    Otis Anderson Super Bowl XXV MVP 1986

  25. Rand Says:


    Emmitt Smith Super Bowl XXIII MVP 1993

  26. Erick Says:

    Thanks for proving my point Rand

  27. Rand Says:


    Walter Payton Super Bowl XX MVP 1985

  28. Rand Says:


    The last was Terrell Davis in 1997

  29. ModHairKen Says:

    Derrick Henry. Nick Chubb.

    Other than that, name a running back, who has been at the top of his game and led the league in rushing and not been hurt multiple times over the last couple years. Christian McCaffrey? Saquon Barkley?

    Don’t invest in a RB unless he’s durable

  30. Rand Says:


    Speaking of one of the most durable that never got a lot of credit RB Frank Gore

  31. Who Says Says Can't Say Says:

    @Erick Marshawn Lynch, Jerome Bettis come to mind

    But you are right.

  32. The Dave Says:

    Defense/running game with a moderately decent QB have gotten to Super Bowls before. Hell, I wouldn’t call Jalen Hurts anything more than a running back who can pass a little. Peyton Manning in SB 50 was a shell of his former self, but that defense was insane, and they used the zone running game under Kubiak to drive the offense. They had a committee approach, if I recall. Getting a Robinson to lead a strong RB committee, with Evans/Godwin not allowing teams to go 8 in the box sounds like a winner to me.

  33. Goatfarmer Says:

    If Licht pops for the Dijon guy I’ll swallow and be happy because he and his staff will have done all the homework and do what is best for the team.

    But I’m for trenches first, but the BPA philosophy is also hard to argue with.

  34. Arians4President Says:

    Vontae Mack no matter what

  35. BillyBucco Says:

    So Dave Canales comes from Seattle.
    That team has drafted 1st round RBs a lot it seems lately.

    Penny comes to mind albeit later.
    I think Canales is pinning for him.

    Rachaad White saying he expects to be a stud could be a perfect smoke screen if so.

    And if the Bucs do trade up, God I hope its not for one of the “Top” QBs.
    There isn’t one this year. Get a STUD lineman.

  36. MadMax Says:

    @William, they would have our 19th to get Bijan is what i was saying (read it again)….we would have their later 1st, then their probably a late 2nd and late 4th….it would have to be a team really needing that LB position filled and ready to go into the playoffs.

  37. Lord Cornelius Says:

    It’d hard to be too upset if we took him at 19 since he’s like top 5 on everyone’s big boards and would be a huge weapon also in the pass game

  38. Mike Johnson Says:

    Although I don’t want us to go RB with our 1st pick, this guy has the potential to become a beast in the NFL. And if he falls to us…….

  39. Goatfarmer Says:

    I’m with Max and want to get on the Achane. But he’s probably gone by the 4th round and we need the trenches and edge help, plus depth in the secondary, TE help and another QB to compete with Traskfield. And world peace and a robust economy and unlimited Big Storm on tap.

  40. RBUC Says:

    Bijan Robinson stats look GREAT but I can’t find 1 game,last season, where he looked like a game changer against ranked teams with equal or better talent than Texas( to me teams like Baylor & Kansas don’t count). Some would say Bama had a down season, talent wise, with no standout WRs or TEs so their #1 offensive threat was Jahmyr Gibbs so every week every opponent knew that yet Gibbs produced EVERY week!( same outcome at G Tech)
    Saquon B>Robinson
    Josh J > Robinson
    YES Jahmyr Gibbs >Robinson

  41. Pickgrin Says:

    Lord Cornelius Says:
    It’d hard to be too upset if we took him at 19 since he’s like top 5 on everyone’s big boards and would be a huge weapon also in the pass game

    Sounds good – until you remember it was the exact same scenario with drafting OJ Howard….

  42. Joshua porter Says:

    All we are hearing about this offense is they are going to run the ball if that’s the case then take Robinson in rd 1 cuz white is not going to get it done.

  43. Statguy Says:

    It’s not a reach taking a top 5 talent in the draft there, that’s called value.