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2019 Free Agent Profile: Tevin Coleman


In 2015, the Atlanta Falcons selected Tevin Coleman in the third round of the NFL Draft. By picking Coleman, the Falcons got one of the best backup running backs in the NFL. If Coleman was on a different team, he probably would have wound up being the starting running back.

Coleman was able to claim the starting spot for the Atlanta Falcons this past year, as starter Devonta Freeman only played in two games due to injury. Coleman started the other 14 games for the Falcons, picking up 800 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 167 carries. Coleman also caught 32 passes for 276 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns.

In Coleman's first three seasons, he had 1,540 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns on 361 rush attempts. He also showed his ability outside of the backfield, picking up 734 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 60 receptions.