While Devonta Freeman looks likely to have a huge role in the team's new offense, the Falcons may be looking to to add young depth the position has not seen for over a decade. Per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the team is looking at South Carolina running back Mike Davis.
RB Mike Davis @GamecockFB (Stephenson High) will workout at #Falcons local day on Tues.— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) April 1, 2015
Known as a physical running back, he burned up the track at his pro day. He may have more speed than he showed in college.
So. Car. RB Mike Davis impressed at his pro day on Wed, running 4.38. Has workouts/visits with #Bucs, #Seattle, #Browns, #Falcons, #Patriots— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 2, 2015
Davis is widely expected to go in the middle rounds, perhaps on the lower side due to the considerable depth at running back available in the upcoming draft. New offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has great success with mid- to late round draft picks producing very well in his scheme.
Additionally, the Falcons have rarely legitimately used two or more running backs in their offense, instead, giving the bulk of offensive carries to old, washed up players for about the last five years. He would make for an exciting addition to the team and help give the offense some much needed balance.