Post draft free agents the Atlanta Falcons should target

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Jay Ajayi

Here’s a guy who when healthy is one of the better backs in the league……notice I said when healthy (that’s a them in this article). In his only full season …. well “kind of” full season (2016), Ajayi rushed for 1,272 yards and 8 touchdowns.

Lucky for us, we are not looking for a starter, we just need more DEPTH. Yes, we did draft a running back, but at the end of the day, experience matters and Jay Ajayi has plenty of that. His running style compliments the bruising running style of Devonta Freeman. Ajayi would also do numbers in the passing with the weapons the Falcons already have on offense.

Just like we discussed earlier in Ansah, Ajayi won’t be an every down back in this offense, he would just come in when needed. The Falcons already have Ito Smith, Qadree Ollison and Brian Hill in the fold as well, so his work load wouldn’t be heavy at all.