Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





View Poll Results: Grade This Pick

Voters
2. You may not vote on this poll
  • A

    0 0%
  • B

    2 100.00%
  • C

    0 0%
  • D

    0 0%
  • F

    0 0%
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    31,712
    vCash
    500

    Round 4, Pick 103; HB Devonta Freeman

    Falcons selected Florida State RB Devonta Freeman with the No. 103 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

    Freeman (5-foot-8, 206) was a timeshare back throughout his college career, rushing 404 times for 2,255 yards (5.58 YPC) and 30 touchdowns across three seasons. He added 47 receptions and is an impressive pass blocker on film. Freeman ran 4.58 at the Combine with a 9-foot-10 broad jump. A decisive, one-cut mover who runs better inside than his size indicates, Freeman projects as an NFL platoon back with a chance to develop into the lead part of a committee. On tape, he reminds of Shane Vereen or a bigger Darren Sproles. Freeman should prove to be an upgrade on Jacquizz Rodgers and could develop into the top dog in Atlanta before long. Steven Jackson is entering his age-31 season.
    rotoworld




  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    31,712
    vCash
    500
    Falcons coach Mike Smith and GM Thomas Dimitroff confirmed that they see feature back potential in Devonta Freeman.

    "I think if you look at his size, the first thing that comes to your mind is he may be a change-of-pace back. That is not the case," Smith said. Freeman, 5'8/206, brings excellent pass protection chops and an underrated inside running resume to Atlanta. He's going to get reps directly behind Steven Jackson this year and has an excellent chance to be a No. 1 runner by 2015. "He has the ability to tote the rock as a lead back," Dimitroff said.
    rotoworld




  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    31,712
    vCash
    500
    Falcons fourth-round pick Devonta Freeman is Rotoworld's No. 4-ranked Dynasty rookie running back.

    Rotoworld's Evan Silva has Freeman behind only Bishop Sankey (Titans), Carlos Hyde (49ers), and Terrance West (Browns). Deeming him a "Shane Vereen-type talent," Silva believes Freeman is a perfect fit for Falcons OC Dirk Koetter's offense, as a pro-ready pass blocker and smooth receiver. GM Thomas Dimitroff recently suggested Atlanta sees Freeman as a future "lead back." Silva's full Dynasty Rookie Rankings are accessible at the link below.
    rotoworld




  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    31,712
    vCash
    500
    After watching the Falcons' three-day rookie minicamp, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls RB Devonta Freeman "a keeper."

    Freeman reportedly "caught the ball with his hands and showed a great burst of speed." The Florida State product is off to a fine start as he battles for reps behind a rapidly declining Steven Jackson, who will turn 31 in July. Freeman, who projects to get another boost once he shows off his pass-protection chops with the pads on, will be a value pick in both re-draft and Dynasty formats.
    rotoworld




  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    31,712
    vCash
    500
    Falcons signed fourth-round RB Devonta Freeman to a four-year contract.

    Freeman is already turning heads in Atlanta, reportedly showing off soft hands and playmaking ability during the Falcons' rookie minicamp. Those skills along with his blocking ability should allow Freeman to contribute early as the pass-catching back in OC Dirk Koetter's pass-heavy scheme. A change of pace back is not all Freeman will be limited to, though. Despite his smallish size, Freeman possesses lead-back upside and could unseat the quickly diminishing Steven Jackson as early as this season. He is an excellent value pick in both re-draft and Dynasty formats.
    rotoworld




  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    savannah ga
    Posts
    686
    vCash
    1500
    I still want Gurley next year.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •