Atlanta Falcons can find RBs anywhere, but securing special Freeman took top resources | Sports – Arizona News

Atlanta Falcons can find RBs anywhere, but securing special Freeman took top resources | Sports – Arizona News

Although he pined publicly during Super Bowl week for a new deal, and Atlanta has enviable depth with Tevin Coleman, 24 and plucked one round earlier the next season, Freeman’s combination of speed, strength, suddenness and scoring ability, as a runner and receiver, is what ultimately mattered most to Atlanta. The Falcons’ volume of young risers age 25 or below on both sides of the ball to supplement 32-year-old MVP Matt Ryan and 28-year-old All-Pro Julio Jones is staggering: Freeman, Coleman, LT Jake Matthews, TE Austin Hooper, EDGE Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley and last year’s sensational rookie defensive class, including Keanu Neal, De’Vondre Campbell and Brian Poole.

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