WATCH: Ito Smith to Have Bigger Role in 2019

Ito Smith will have more opportunities to shine in 2019.

Ito Smith, the second-year player from Southern Miss, had an amazing rookie season for the Falcons in 2018 considering his limited workload. Smith tallied 90 carries for 315 yards and 4 TDs last season.

Smith will be the featured backup running back for Atlanta in 2019, following Tevin Coleman’s departure in free agency to San Francisco. Coleman was a huge part of Atlanta’s offense over the last several seasons with his ability to catch out of the backfield. New offensive coordinator, Dirk Koetter, will be looking for the same production in 2019 from Smith.

With an expanded role in 2019, expect Ito Smith to continue to improve this upcoming season.