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Michael Turner regressed in 2012.
Michael Turner's run in Atlanta was great, but 2012 showed us that it's just not working out anymore.
Turner struggled all season, and it's obvious the Falcons need to make a change.
Jacquizz Rodgers is a good change-of-pace back, but is not a starter in the NFL. The Falcons need to go after a bruiser who can do dirty work in the middle.
In free agency, Rashard Mendenhall could be a perfect fit in Atlanta. He loves contact and is only 25.
He does come with a few issues, but those can be fixed in Atlanta.
In the draft, the Falcons won't draft a running back with their first- or second-round pick. However, after that there are no guarantees.
There will be a lot of talented backs available in the third round. Guys like Montee Ball (Wisconsin), Marcus Lattimore (South Carolina), Stepfan Taylor (Stanford) and Le'Veon Bell (Michigan State) could all do work in between the tackles.
Lattimore is the biggest wild card due to his history of injuries.
However, if those injuries are past him, then he could be the biggest steal of the entire draft.