Atlanta Falcons: Time to give RB Todd Gurley a call
The Atlanta Falcons have now finished their draft process for the 2021 offseason and they’ll now look to address roster needs through free-agency as we inch closer to the start of training camp.
Some NFL analysts have said the Falcons had one of the better drafts of the league and it’s hard to argue with that sentiment when you look at the haul- and quality- of players they were able to bring in from top-to-bottom.
That being said, one position the Falcons did not address during the draft was running back.
It’s time for the Atlanta Falcons to give Todd Gurley a call
The Falcons currently have six running backs on their roster- including the two undrafted free-agents- and that position looks a little bit brighter than it did at the end of the 2020 season.
After all, Mike Davis showed promise during his previous season with the Carolina Panthers and Cordarrelle Patterson can be a major playmaker for the Falcons. I’m personally excited about the potential for UDFA Javian Hawkins (Louisville) and what he might bring to the table as an explosive runner in the backfield.
Still, the Atlanta Falcons need another contributor.
Perhaps the Falcons can get by with what they’ve got now and have a successful rushing attack, but it doesn’t seem to be the most likely case at this point. That’s where Todd Gurley could come into play.
Gurley has been adamant about wanting to stay in Atlanta if a deal can be reached and the Falcons would have some leverage in negotiations. We’re not here to say that Gurley would take a lesser deal, but we are saying he’s worth it to pick up the phone and find out what might could transpire.
Pairing him with Davis and Patterson could be the answer the Falcons desperately need to get a better performance from their rushing attack this season. Not only that, but Gurley would have another chance to prove himself in a new offensive system.
Maybe he’s past his prime and isn’t good enough to be the primary back on a contender anymore, but he can certainly still contribute and play a major role with the right pieces in place.