2016: 9 games played, 123 carries, 853 yards, 12 touchdowns, 25 catches, 207 yards
2015: 12 games played, 210 carries, 1,381 yards, 8 touchdowns, 16 catches, 111 yards, 1 touchdown
2014: 12 games played, 202 carries, 1,041 yards, 9 touchdowns, 21 catches, 160 yards
After Pro Bowl-caliber starter Devonta Freeman and explosive change-of-pace Tevin Coleman, the Falcons don’t have much depth at the running back spot. Terron Ward and Stevan Ridley are just mediocre options, and the Falcons could use some more depth in their stead. The best possible fit would be someone with good vision, good strength and can power through the line in short-yardage situations that have hurt the Falcons through the season.
Marlon Mack from South Florida fits with the need for the Falcons. He’s got the vision to be a successful running back within the scheme despite playing a pure gap-style scheme in college. Mack also has the power, quickness and size to be successful as the power back in the scheme. The Falcons have needed that since they cut Steven Jackson after the 2014 season. They just don’t have the power back for those short-yardage situations or that extra back for when Coleman goes down.