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Falcons draft results: Atlanta picks RB Tevin Coleman in the 3rd round

The Atlanta Falcons follow up two defensive picks with

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The Falcons have selected  running back Tevin Coleman with the #73 overall pick.

Coleman is the likely lead back for the Falcons. He has huge straight line speed, which helps him find his hole and fly down the field. His chief knock is a lack of great vision, which is legitimately concerning, but Coleman has enough power and agility to make it moot if he can get just a little bit of space to work.

He'll take over as the starter for Devonta Freeman, in all likelihood, and if the Falcons' offensive line is halfway decent, he could have a nice rookie season.

2015 NFL Draft Coverage

Falcons draft picks

Round 1, #8: EDGE Vic Beasley
Round 2, #42: CB Jalen Collins
Round 3, #73: RB Tevin Coleman
Round 4, #107
Round 5, #146
Round 6, #185
Round 7, #225
Round 7, #249

NFL Draft schedule

The draft will be televised live on both ESPN and the NFL Network.

Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m.: Rounds 4-7

NFL Network

9:00 AM to 12 noon - Path to the Draft

The 7th round will feature 4 minutes for each selection instead of the customary 5 this year.

Complete NFL Draft order

Full Falcons draft stream