The Falcons wanted to add speed on offense during the draft. Despite a lack of picks, they have done just that.
After trading up for Julio Jones, Atlanta added Oregon State running back Jacquizz Rodgers on Saturday in the fifth round. The jitterbug 5’6″ back was one of the most fun and explosive players to watch in college football last year.
Rodgers is a natural replacement for Jerious Norwood as a third-down option in Atlanta. Jason Snelling is a free agent with an uncertain future as well.
The Falcons needed big play ability. Even though he’s not an every down player, Rodgers adds more homerun ability to an offense that needs it.