Could Holyfield be the perfect back for the Falcons?

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
March 21, 2019 - 7:42 am

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Even though UGA running back Elijah Holyfield clocked a slow 40 time at the combine and another slow time at Thursday's Pro Day, John Fricke thinks he might be just what the Atlanta Falcons need.

"Just thinking about how the Falcons are going to run their offense with Dirk Koetter this year, I look at Elijah Holyfield and think if he's there in the fifth round, he can be a battering-ram back who can get you a third-and-1 and he can also be a fullback for you," said Fricke.

Hugh Douglas isn't as convinced that is a role Holyfield is willing to accept.

"If he's thinking he's going to get a chance to run the ball and you tell him that he's going to have to block, that's a different mindset," said Hugh Douglas.

In terms of whether Holyfield has the skillset to play fullback, Hugh shares his thoughts there as well.

"Fullbacks are dinosaurs, they are hard to find," said Hugh. "To ask a young man who has been primarily a running back to try to play fullback, I think you're setting him up for failure."

So what do you think? Is there a good role for Holyfield with the Falcons and would you like to see him in Atlanta's backfield?