Atlanta Falcons Depth Chart Breakdown: Running Backs

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This is the second of the series, where we be break down each position on the Atlanta Falcons’ roster following the additions made in the 2015 NFL Draft. Today, we look at the running back position.

The NFL has become a passing league, there is no doubt about that. It’s more important to have a shutdown cornerback on your defense than a thumping inside linebacker.

Despite that, a strong running game is still critical to the success of an offense. The run and pass games go hand in hand. Without one of them, an offense can become one dimensional.

The Falcons know this, which is why they have addressed the position in the past two drafts. We all know how dangerous Matt Ryan and the passing game is, but the addition of a strong run game will take the offense to a new dimension.

You only have to look around the league at some of the top offenses to see how beneficial a strong run game can be.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were strong on offense with Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown, but the addition of Le’Veon Bell has taken the unit to a whole new level.

The same can be said for the Green Bay Packers. Aaron Rodgers led one of the premier passing games in the NFL, but defenses never feared the run game. That all changed with the addition of Eddie Lacy.

Led by Matt Ryan, the Falcons already have the quarterback, and they already have the wide receiver tandem in Julio Jones, Roddy White and now Justin Hardy.

What about their enhanced run game? Let’s take a look.

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