BYU running back Tyler Allgeier (25) warms up ahead of a college football game against Boise State at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Allgeier was a fifth-round draft pick by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2022 NFL draft and could compete for valuable touches early in his pro career.
Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News
Tyler Allgeier was a hidden-gem sort of a find for the BYU football program — he joined the team as a walk-on in 2018 and left as one of its most productive running backs in school history.
The Atlanta Falcons — who selected Allgeier in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL draft — are searching for consistent, explosive production out of their running game, something the bruising back ended up providing for BYU the past two seasons.
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In his postdraft press conference, Atlanta coach Arthur Smith called the Falcons’ running back competition wide open and praised what he saw on film from Allgeier.
“We love his yards after contact. Love the mental makeup,” Smith said, per ESPN. “Think he’s a guy that should come in here, if he’s not contributing on first, second down right away, he’s a guy, hopefully, who helps us on fourth down.
“But the opportunity is there.”
Allgeier will get his first taste of NFL camp when the Falcons host their rookie minicamp Friday through Sunday.
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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News
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