WATCH: Falcons’ rookie linebacker Duke Riley pulls SUV… by himself
July 20, 2017 05:36 PM | Kelsey Conway
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Duke Riley just took NFL offseason workouts to another level. Who needs weights when you can just pull a 5,965-pound SUV for your workout of the day, right?

It appears the Falcons rookie linebacker has been putting in the work since breaking from minicamp in mid-June.

Riley posted this video of partaking in a sand workout with Falcons linebacker Deion Jones and Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander -- all three played together at LSU.

Atlanta's third-round pick also posted another grueling video of one of his workouts, this time he was doing banded pushups with a weighted chain on his back.

Riley is clearly backing up the statement that several professional athletes often say: There is no such thing as an offseason.

The Falcons drafted Riley in the third round (75th overall) with a need to continue to build their linebacker corps with more speed.

And he has just that. Riley ran his 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in 4.58 seconds.

Since his first time taking the fields at rookie minicamp in May, Riley has impressed coach Dan Quinn.

"A number of things impressed me," Quinn said. "I'd say the speed that he played with was No. 1. I thought he was a very physical player. The way we're going to try to feature him as a linebacker where we can cover him up and let him try to run sideline to sideline. He is a competitor so I think it was the toughness and the on-field play speed that seemed like it would be such a natural fit for how we play."

Riley could also play a key role on Atlanta's special teams this season - the linebacker said that was an area he was keying in on as well.

Riley and the Falcons report for AT&T Atlanta Falcons training camp on July 26.

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