2. Tyler Allgeier
Patterson and Allgeier are two of the most important pieces on offense for Atlanta and both are clearly underpaid when you consider the skill sets of both players. Allgeier is in the second season of his rookie contract and scheduled to make $870,000 in base salary which will only count as a scheduled $953,474 thousand dollar cap hit. In comparison, Atlanta is paying Feleipe Franks and Avery Williams more in base salary.
Allgeier finished the season with 1,035 rushing yards despite starting the season as a rotational back. Damien Williams and Cordarrelle Patterson were both expected to start the season ahead of Allgeier on the depth chart.
The rookie running back seemed to get stronger as the season finished clearly taking over the starting role and having an argument as the biggest bargain contract in recent Atlanta history. Rookie contracts are always affordable but for Atlanta to find such an impact player after the fourth round is impressive and speaks to the ability of Terry Fontenot and Arthur Smith.