RB Jacquizz Rodgers - Atlanta Falcons
|5-6, 196||Born: 2-5-1990||College: Oregon St.||Drafted: Round 5|
Quick fantasy outlook: Jacquizz Rodgers is an excellent change-of-pace back for the Falcons, with 94/36281 rushing and 53/402/1 receiving for Atlanta last year and 151/567/2 rushing and 74/590/2 receiving so far during his two-year career. He'll be mixed into the offense to complement Steven Jackson this year. Head coach Mike Smith said on February 24, 2013 that the Falcons consider Rodgers a three-down back: 'We thought he was only going to be a change-of-pace back. We found out very quickly that even though he is short, he is not little. He can handle all three downs and he does a very good job for us returning kicks.' If Jackson misses time during 2013 (something he rarely does), Rodgers would likely have first crack at stepping into the starting lineup for the Falcons.