BYU has certainly been in the spotlight lately in regards to NFL talent, especially at running back. Of the 16 players who rushed for at least 1,000 yards during the regular season, two of them are former BYU backs.
Tyler Allgeier made a strong case for AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in Atlanta. The former fifth round pick got off to a slow start but slowly earned more and more carries with the Falcons, until he became a featured weapon in their offense. He finished the season with 1,035 rushing yards on 210 carries, with three touchdowns.