Qadree Ollison – running back
Coming out of Pittsburgh, Qadree Ollison had proven to be more than just a bruising between the tackles type of running back. He was elusive in space and was a weapon in the passing game – traits you don’t normally see from backs his size.
However, former offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter never used him – even in short-yardage
As a rookie in 2019, Ollison was inactive for the first eight weeks of the season, yet still managed to record nine carries in situations where the team needed three or fewer yards. The result – five first downs and four touchdowns.
His four red-zone touchdowns were more than Leonard Fournette had for the Jaguars that same year, yet Fournette had 41 red zone carries. Let that sink in for a minute.
Of the six running backs on the roster for the Atlanta Falcons heading into training camp, only Ollison and Tony Brooks-James were active for the Falcons at any point a year ago.
We have no idea if new Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith sees a future for Ollison with the franchise but he will have this training camp and preseason to prove he has been underappreciated in Atlanta and truly does bring something to the table that can help them win.