FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - The Atlanta Falcons traded up 13 spots in the fifth round of the NFL draft Saturday to select Oregon State running back Jacquizz Rodgers.
The 5-foot-6, 198-pound Rodgers averaged 1,282 yards rushing and scored 46 touchdowns in three seasons at Oregon State.
To acquire Rodgers, Atlanta traded its fifth-round pick, 158th overall, and one of its three seventh-rounders to St. Louis.
Rodgers was just the third draft choice this week for the Falcons, who sent three picks in 2011 and two in 2012 to Cleveland so they could select Alabama receiver Julio Jones with the sixth overall pick Thursday.
Playing behind two-time Pro Bowl selection Michael Turner, Rodgers will compete with second-string running back Jason Snelling for playing time.
Rodgers was a primary receiving target at Oregon State, catching 151 passes for 1,052 yards.