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Devonta Freeman could wind up being the Falcons' starting running back in 2014, if Steven Jackson goes down with injury again this year. The Florida State product is the most likely to make an impact out of this year's rookies not named Jake Matthews.
He's underrated because some have considered him just a third running back for this year and the long-term change-of-pace back. He might just be the guy who's in Jason Snelling's role for 2014 after Snelling retired, but after that, it wouldn't be shocking to see him as the long-term starter at running back.
He's a zone-style back who can one-cut and move like the best of them. He's a three-down back with great receiving ability. He also has solid pass-blocking ability and should be able to create a lot of yardage, even if he doesn't see more than 200 carries in a season, because of his versatility.
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Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, college football, the NFL and the NFL draft. He also runs DraftFalcons.com.