Falcons: Tyler Allgeier could end up being a steal

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Tyler Allgeier was the Falcons fifth round pick, and he could end up being a prototypical Day 3 steal. Despite running back not being a priority position for Atlanta entering the draft, Allgeier shows a lot of promise and has the potential to be one of the most impactful 2022 Falcons’ draftees this season.


Allgeier dominated the 2021 season at BYU, picking up 1,601 rushing yards on 276 attempts. That works out to be an elite 5.8 yards per carry, and the California native also reached the end zone 23 times. He has unbelievable field vision, allowing him to find holes, which is imperative for a running back in Arthur Smith’s offense. He also has a high football IQ and an exceptional feel for the game to go along with his physical gifts. He’s a tank on the field and bounces off defenders like a bowling ball. Allgeier may not be the fastest running back, logging a 4.6 40-yard dash, but the 22-year-old is quick enough to break away from most defenders in the open field. 


Allgeier isn’t a completely polished player yet, which is part of the reason he fell to the fifth round. His explosiveness lacks a little, and his receiving skills could be refined. Luckily, these are things that can be fixed with practice and learning in the NFL, and I’m confident Allgeier can become a piece in this Falcons’ offense rather quickly. Atlanta’s running back room is pretty full at the moment, with Cordarrelle Patterson and Damien Williams, but Allgeier has the talent to earn opportunities in Year 1. If the makes the most of those reps, he could be the in line to take over as the starting running back in the future. 



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