Falcons select BYU running back Tyler Allgeier in the fifth round

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The Atlanta Falcons added a running back in the fifth round, drafting BYU’s Tyler Allgeier at pick No. 151.

A powerful one-cut runner, Allgeier rushed for 1,606 yards and 23 touchdowns on 5.8 yards per carry last season, while adding 28 catches for 199 receiving yards.

The Falcons have a nice stable of running backs already, but the team was lacking in youth at the position. Allgeier can be worked into the mix this season and has long-term upside to be Arthur Smith’s lead back down the road.

Atlanta has two picks remaining on Day Three of the 2022 NFL draft.

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