The Falcons released RB Javian Hawkins. Hawkins has had some fantasy buzz despite going 183 pounds and going undrafted this spring. We'll see where he lands, but he remains a fantasy long shot. Mike Davis and Qadree Ollison are Atlanta's top 2 RBs for now.
The Titans are signing RB Javian Hawkins, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus. Hawkins recently got waived by a Falcons team with an ugly backfield situation, so it's difficult to see him climbing to relevance in Tennessee. The undrafted rookie would likely need to beat out Jeremy McNichols for a roster spot.
Despite going undrafted, Louisville RB Javian Hawkins might have landed in the best possible spot. Hawkins delivered impressive production over 2 years with the Cardinals. (He redshirted after 2 games as a 2018 freshman.) Hawkins racked up 1,525 rushing yards in his full debut and averaged 5.9 yards per rush across the past 2 seasons. The obvious limitation is his size. Hawkins checked in at just 5’9, 183 pounds at his pro day. There’s not much recent history of NFL production at RB from players in that size range. It doesn’t help Hawkins’ outlook that he caught only 20 passes over his 2 starting seasons. He’ll need to average much more than 1 reception per game if he’s to present any fantasy value in the pros. Mark us down as skeptical that Hawkins will emerge as a fantasy factor. But Atlanta's backfield is probably his best shot at early relevance. The Falcons drafted no RBs and thus finished the draft with only Mike Davis, Cordarrelle Patterson, Qadree Ollison and Tony Brooks-James on the roster at the position. We'll see how Hawkins' summer goes, but the landing spot makes him more interesting near the end of dynasty rookie drafts.
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