PFF comps 2024 NFL Draft prospect to Falcons’ Tyler Allgeier

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 04 Missouri at Georgia

The Falcons shocked a lot of people — at least, those who haven’t been paying attention — when they drafted Bijan Robinson with Tyler Allgeier on the roster.

The Texas product was for all intents and purposes one of the best non-quarterback prospects in the 2023 draft class, but the Falcons had a record-breaking running back coming off a stellar rookie season.

Arthur Smith was supposed to utilize Robinson as an offensive weapon, not just a running back. The Falcons rushing attack regressed, and at most, Robinson didn’t meet expectations, with Allgeier failing to come close to his first season.

The BYU product did have a solid season, making the most of his opportunities. Though his 3.7 yards per carry ranks outside of the top 40 at the position, he averaged 3.0 yards after contact per carry and forced 39 missed tackles.

In terms of complements, the Falcons running back duo is thunder and lightning, and PFF believes the next Tyler Allgeier is Cody Schrader.

Watching Missouri’s Cody Schrader excel with his hard-charging one-cut running style, slicing through SEC defenses, reminded me of another player who worked hard to earn his keep in college: Tyler Allgeier.

Schrader worked his way to Missouri via Truman State at the D-II level. Allgeier was a walk-on at BYU. By the end of their careers, both players were the unsung engines of explosive offenses, and their final-year statistics are eerily similar.

Both players ran with extreme physicality and posted nearly identical 40 times at the NFL scouting combine. Allgeier is a bit thicker in his lower body, while Schrader succeeded in a Missouri offense that was a bit more scheme-versatile. Their style is generally similar, though, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Schrader in a similar role as Allgeier has played in Atlanta.
Schrader was the engine of a very productive Missouri offense, leading the Tigers to one of their best seasons in recent memory.

In his rookie season, Tyler Allgeier put up 4.9 yards per carry and a Falcons rookie-record 1,035 rushing yards. If Cody Schrader lands in the right situation, nobody should be surprised if he has a similar introduction to the NFL.
Photographer: Jeffrey Vest/Icon Sportswire
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