What the Atlanta Falcons are going to target in the upcoming draft remains largely a mystery. The Falcons have added depth to every area of need on their roster leaving them with a flexible draft day strategy.
Looking at the Atlanta Falcons roster there are three positions Atlanta should prioritize. The defense line, offensive line, and running back to backup injury prone Devonta Freeman. It seems likely Atlanta will address the first two needs day one and two of the draft.
The latter part of the draft will have a myriad of options. One of which should be former Georgia running back, Elijah Holyfield. Holyfield’s stock is quickly dropping leading up to the draft giving the Falcons a possible steal in the later rounds of the draft.
Holyfield’s combine and pro-day performances have left a lot of questions as to whether or not he is a true NFL prospect.
It seems likely he has dropped to a third or fourth round selection at the earliest. With a lot of questions surrounding his speed and ability to translate to the NFL.
While some stock should be put in Holyfield’s poor pro-day performance, even more, should be put into what he has proven on the field.
Any Dawg’s fan knows just how good Holyfield was last season for Georgia. He is a punishing runner who is going to try and run through you not outrun you.
He is the exact type of runner Atlanta is in need of considering their small backfield and Freeman’s issues in short yardage situations. Holyfield was a man among boys for Georgia last season and would be a great short yardage back for Atlanta.
Holyfield’s stock dropping is an opportunity for the Falcons to add a piece they need and an underrated weapon in this year’s draft.