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Falcoholic Crossfire: Should the Falcons draft a running back early in 2020?

The run game was garbage last year. Will a high draft pick fix it?

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The Falcons invested heavily into the offensive line last offseason, but the run game was still underwhelming. So how do the Falcons fix it for 2020?

One option is to invest a high draft pick, like a first or second rounder, into a running back. There are some enticing options out there this year — Jonathan Taylor from Wisconsin, J.K. Dobbins from The Ohio State, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire out of LSU, to name a few. But does it make sense for the Falcons to spring for a running back that early given the other needs on the roster?

The only way to settle this is with a good, old-fashioned debate, Crossfire style. Matt Chambers is adamant that spending an early pick on a running back this year is the way to go. Jeanna Thomas does not agree, because frankly, that’s crazy.

What do you think? Should the Falcons go all in to draft a running back in the first or second round of the 2020 NFL Draft? Or should they invest those picks into other positions of need and make do with the backs they have for this season?


Should the Falcons draft a running back in Round 1 or 2 of the 2020 draft?

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    Yes, Matt is correct
    (78 votes)
  • 56%
    No, Jeanna is correct
    (100 votes)
178 votes total Vote Now