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Falcons' Tyler Allgeier: Could contribute early on
Allgeier should have a chance to make an impact as a rookie after the Falcons released Mike Davis earlier this week, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
The Falcons' running back depth chart is currently topped by converted wideout Cordarrelle Patterson, but there's an opportunity for Allgeier to carve out a key complementary role out of the gate. The fifth-round pick showcased an ability to generate yards after contact during his college days at BYU and caught the eye of head coach Arthur Smith leading up to the draft. Damien Williams and Qadree Ollison are also part of Atlanta's backfield mix, but either or both players could be cut prior to Week 1 with limited ramifications. With that in mind, Rothstein suggests the possibility that Allgeier could make a run at the starting job heading into the regular season, but such an outcome would presumably hinge on the 5-foot-11, 224-pound back impressing the coaching staff this summer in addition to Patterson missing time with an injury.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Tyler Allgeier: Moves up depth chart sans Davis
Allgeier will compete with Damien Williams and Qadree Ollison for touches after the release of Mike Davis, Josh Kendall of the Athletic reports.
Allgeier was selected by the Falcons in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft in what was a surprising move given Atlanta also signed Williams and were returning a trio of running backs. However, the pick makes more sense after the dismissal of the veteran Davis. Cordarrelle Patterson will lead the backfield once again, but Williams, Allgeier and Ollison will likely all get opportunities throughout the season, especially if Atlanta opts for a run-heavy offense with Marcus Mariota at quarterback.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Tyler Allgeier: Atlanta selects in fifth round
The Falcons selected Allgeier in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 151st overall.
Allgeier (5-foot-10, 224 pounds) is an extremely Arthur Smith-style back out of BYU, where he routinely ripped off big plays over the last two years as a power runner. It's difficult to explain just how he did it given a relative lack of speed (4.64-second 40), but Allgeier was unstoppable as he ran for 2,731 yards and 42 touchdowns from 2020 to 2021, averaging 6.4 yards per carry. He can't imitate the functions of Cordarrelle Patterson, but Allgeier is absolutely a threat to Damien Williams and Mike Davis.... See More ... See Less
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