The Atlanta Falcons are in a great position when it comes to running back with Tyler Allgeier the starter and Cordarrelle Patterson serving as the primary relief option. It would be surprising, however, if the Falcons don’t add at least one more legitimate running back to provide depth in case of injury and allow Patterson to go back to the role he plays best.
Patterson is great as the primary running back but gives Atlanta’s offense a huge advantage when he isn’t limited to that one position. If the Falcons brought in another running back beside Allgeier it would be far easier for Arthur Smith’s run-centric offense to transition Patterson back into that role.
Atlanta doesn’t need to spend big at the position opting to target a cheap veteran option or drafting a player they believe can play a role for this team right away.
Allgeier is going to be the primary back and Patterson will demand carries even if put into a utility role leaving Atlanta needing a reliable third option capable of stepping up if Patterson or Allgeier deals with injury.