Matty ICE Posted October 5, 2015 Share Posted October 5, 2015 https://www.facebook.com/FieldMYates/posts/993051310746175 Field Yates2 hrs · While Freeman has taken the NFL by storm, the team has been high on him dating back to the pre-draft process. During that time, Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff and assistant GM Scott Pioli visited Florida State to scout players and work them out. Pioli has a very good relationship with head coach Jimbo Fisher and Fisher told Pioli in private that it was Freeman that rallied that offense (which also included Jameis Winston) and was a leader during the national championship run. On Day 3 of the 2014 draft, with the Falcons needing a RB, Pioli got Fisher on the phone with GM Thomas Dimitroff to reiterate his sentiments about Freeman, which sealed the deal for Dimitroff to make Freeman the 103rd pick in that draft, and he’s been a terrific fit as a tough, one-cut runner. From the initial visit to the draft process and now in the early stages of his career, Freeman has fit the bill as the type of player Atlanta wants to build its team with. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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