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Today we focus on one of our free agent acquisitions this offseason, FB Patrick Dimarco, who signed a 4-yr/$8.4M contract with $4.8 M in guarantees.
Patrick was a 2-star recruit coming out of high school where he played on both sides of the ball. PD attended South Carolina under coach Steve Spurrier where he played both TE and FB. He went undrafted in 2011 and briefly played for the Chargers and Chiefs before catching on with the Falcons in 2013. He excelled during his time in Atlanta and racked up the accolades including being named 2nd-team All-Pro and going to the Pro Bowl in 2015. That same year he was also nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award and was the highest-graded FB according to Pro Football Focus.
PD has only 1 career NFL rush with his true value coming from blocking and special teams play. He also has 37 career receptions for 273 yds and 4 TD, a facet of his game that is underutilized considering his background as a TE in college. Last season, PD was a key member of the Falcon's high-powered, 2nd-ranked offense. He played 31% of Atlanta's offensive snaps and helped create holes for Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, a key reason Atlanta finished 5th in the league in rushing at 120.5 yds/game.
Replacing Jerome Felton with Patrick Dimarco is a clear upgrade and can only improve our already top-ranked rushing attack. PD is another team-first player with no red flags that will fit right in with the new culture he is trying to instill. Although we want our offense to be explosive, it all starts with the ground game and PD should help immensely in this area. Signing the top FB on the market may not be the splashiest move, but any running back will tell you just how important a good FB is to the success of the run game and the offense in general. @buffalobills @patdimarco42 #buffalo#buffalobills#nfl#atlanta#falcons#atlantafalcons#fullback#southcarolina#stevespurrier#scgamecocks#bills#billsmafia#footballisfamily#football