Atlanta Falcons: Who is the Starting Running Back?


The Atlanta Falcons headed into the off-season with a glaring need at running back, especially when Steven Jackson announced his release from the team.

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The Falcons looked towards free agency. They were involved in confirmed rumors about being in the race for backs such as Justin Forsett. But after no RB signings were made, they went ahead and re-signed the home run threat in Antone Smith. Smith will be returning to the team as a situational back.

In the 2015 NFL Draft, Tevin Coleman heard his name called in round three, and it was the Falcons who drafted him.

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"“Coleman (5-11, 206) stands a chance at seeing immediate playing time in a Falcons backfield that lacks a lead back. Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith are other competitors for playing time, but both might be best in complementary roles.”"

The question is, who will start at running back?

The favorite here has to be Devonta Freeman. After Freeman’s strong rookie campaign, many fans knew that he could very well be the future for the Falcons. But Tevin Coleman‘s name shouldn’t be ignored here. Coleman is a “extremely fast running back” and makes cuts like a mature veteran back in the NFL.

Who do you think should start in 2015?