Falcons Backup RB Argues Pitt Ranks Above Georgia

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Atlanta Falcons backup working again Qadree Ollison is heading into his second NFL season and must show himself in opposition to Atlanta’s new starter and Georgia Bulldog, Todd Gurley.

However, Ollison isn’t frightened as a result of he believes he’s come out of the actual Operating Again U, the College of Pittsburgh.

In a latest interview with Atlanta’s CBS sports activities reporter Emily Gagnon, Ollison argued that Pitt is RBU and so they breed professional working backs higher than many different schools together with Georgia.

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“OK, you’ll be able to identify Georgia working backs,” Ollison mentioned on Tuesday. “You in all probability can identify three or 4 actually good Georgia working backs. Our working backs [at Pitt] do good in faculty and likewise do good within the execs. That’s my argument. … Pitt is RBU.”

The place Do NFL Groups Largely Search for Professional-Prepared Gamers?

Each Pitt and Georgia have been ranked amongst one of the best producers of backfield expertise for fairly a while now. Arduous to neglect about former Panther and Heisman Tony Dorsett or Herschel Walker who may as properly personal Georgia.

Final week NFL.com shared information on the place NFL groups go to seek out essentially the most pro-ready gamers and which colleges maintain the “Operating Again U” title.

In fact, Nick Saban stands tall together with his crown at No. 1 and can for an additional decade or so however that’s simply because he’s a implausible recruiter (aka can afford one of the best gamers). Give it a while people till there’s a crackdown within the NCAA.

Anyway, Georgia lands at No. 6 and Pitt finishes the checklist at No. 10.

This could make for an amazing debate within the locker room and on the sphere with Gurley. I’m wondering in Ollison considered that one?

Qadree Ollison’s School Profession v. Todd Gurley’s

It’s solely honest to base this debate off of stats, as a result of that’s what each logical individual seems to be for anyway, proper?

So, let’s return to Ollison and Gurley’s faculty days. Ollison completed his faculty profession scoring 29 touchdowns and a couple of,859 yards speeding and Gurley completed with 36 touchdowns and three,285 yards speeding.

Ollison wasn’t that far behind Gurley in faculty you’ll be able to’t name Pitt “RBU” till you’ve gotten overwhelmed out your new competitors.

A Crowded Backfield

Ollison doesn’t simply need to step up subsequent to Gurley this season, he has to compete in opposition to Ito Smith and Brian Hill within the rotation.

As a rookie, Ollison emerged when he wanted to on the purpose line and completed with a team-high of 4 speeding touchdowns. However can Ollison be greater than only a short-yardage participant?

All three backups can even need to search for undrafted free agent Mikey Daniel. Daniel signed as a fullback to have a greater probability of discovering a house however the Falcons scouted him as a working again. Daniel’s versatility can have him in entrance of the road if somebody has to get minimize.

Ollison and Gurley have quite a bit to show this season as an alternative of worrying about who went to “RBU.”

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