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Qadree Ollison Drafted by Atlanta in 5th Round



Qadree Ollison will give the Pitt Panthers another chance to add to their recent run of putting running backs in the NFL.

On the third day of the 2019 NFL Draft, Ollison was selected in the fifth round with pick 152 by the Atlanta Falcons.

It appears to be a great fit for Ollison because the Falcons are looking to add depth to that position after losing Tevin Coleman in free agency.

With his powerful style of running, ”Q” will also give the Falcons a different type of runner than they currently have with Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith.

Ollison’s (6-foot-1, 228 pounds) running style also is a good match for the Falcons outside zone scheme. Despite his size, Ollison has shown the ability to get to the outside, square up his shoulders and get upfield.

“The Falcons are getting a great back and person in Qadree,” Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said. “Production-wise he is one of the best ever to carry the ball at Pitt with two 1,000-yard seasons. He also got it done for us on special teams. Most importantly, Qadree was a vital leader for us, on and off the field. We wish him the very best in Atlanta.”

Ollison finished Pitt career by rushing for 2,859 yards and 29 touchdowns.


Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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