Mike Davis is a fine addition, but the Atlanta Falcons still need more
The Atlanta Falcons signed veteran running back Mike Davis on Tuesday.
Mike Davis is a good addition for the Atlanta Falcons but the team is still in need of a playmaker at the position. He ran for more than 600 yards and six touchdowns last season, while also proving himself to be a decent weapon out of the backfield catching the ball.
He will fit in nicely in this new-look offense, but the Atlanta Falcons still need help at running back.
Davis will be a part of the offense, but he isn’t a game-changer. In an offense like Arthur Smith’s, one that previously featured Derrick Henry in Tennessee, a great running back is needed to set up the pass. Again, Davis is a great addition, but he shouldn’t be the number one option.
The Atlanta Falcons still need to draft a running back.
There are a plethora of young prospects in this year’s NFL Draft, and the Atlanta Falcons should take advantage of this talented field. Davis is not the answer long-term and the team should take this into account.
There are other glaring needs on the team that need to be addressed first through the draft, but with nine overall picks, a bulk of them in the middle rounds, the Atlanta Falcons shouldn’t have an issue with using one of those picks to draft its running back of the future.
Most fans want Alabama’s Najee Harris, but he will most likely be gone by the time the Atlanta Falcons pull the trigger on drafting a running back.
There are other options however who could be even better than Harris, including Travis Etienne, Javonte Williams, Michael Carter, Kenneth Gainwell, and many more. There are plenty of other options at this position, and it would be a dumb move to not take advantage of the talent pool.
A running back who grows and learns with his rookie head coach could be very beneficial.
Davis is a good signing from Atlanta Falcon’s GM Terry Fontenot, and he will help improve the running game, but he isn’t the future of the organization at that position and this needs to be addressed in this year’s draft.
This offense will not excel with Davis, Ito Smith, and Brian Hill. The running game needs a new young face guiding it, and the Atlanta Falcons will find that face in this year’s draft.