The Falcons used a fifth-round pick (No. 152 overall) on Qadree Ollison to join Smith and Devonta Freeman in the backfield, Will McFadden of the team's official website reports.
There was little question Atlanta would add backfield depth after losing Tevin Coleman to the 49ers in March. There's still a nice opportunity for Smith to earn the No. 2 job in a prolific offense, though he didn't make the best case for himself last season when he averaged 3.5 yards on 90 carries and 5.6 yards on 27 receptions. The Falcons did make aggressive moves to upgrade their mediocre offensive line during the offseason, and Smith should have a large advantage over the 228-pound Ollison when it comes to pass-catching skill. Of course, the Falcons likely will deploy a committee if Freeman struggles with injuries for a third straight year. May 02 10:04 am (EST)
- Head coach Dan Quinn stopped short of naming Smith as Tevin Coleman's replacement, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "He certainly has shown that he's capable of [replacing Coleman], but if that (Coleman leaving in free agency) takes place, there will definitely be other guys that we put into the mix to compete with (Smith)," Quinn said Wednesday at the NFL Combine.
- Smith (knee) is almost back to 100 percent health and doesn't expect to have any limitations during the offseason, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.
- Smith (knee) underwent an arthroscopic procedure Wednesday to address meniscus damage, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports. All Ito Smith News
2019 PRESEASON PROJECTIONS
2019 PRESEASON RANKINGS
2018 SEASON STATS
|LAST 3 WEEKS||9||34||0||3||2||5||0|
|Dec 30||W 34 - 32||@ TB||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 23||W 24 - 10||@ CAR||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 16||W 40 - 14||ARI||9||34||0||2||5||0|
|Dec 09||L 34 - 20||@ GB||11||60||0||3||14||0|
|Dec 02||L 26 - 16||BAL||7||22||0||1||0||0|
|Nov 22||L 31 - 17||@ NO||4||0||0||2||7||0|
|Nov 18||L 22 - 19||DAL||6||10||0||2||12||0|
|Nov 11||L 28 - 16||@ CLE||4||11||0||4||15||0|
|Nov 04||W 38 - 14||@ WAS||10||60||1||1||4||0|
|Oct 22||W 23 - 20||NYG||7||16||0||2||29||0|
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