RB D’Onta Foreman, Texas*

6’0” – 233 lbs. – 4.60e

Began his career as a reserve before working into the rotation in 2015 and serving as the team’s bellcow this past season, racking up over two-thousand rushing yards and foregoing his senior year with the Longhorns to declare for the draft. Big back with the size and thickness to carry the load; ended up arriving at the Combine lighter than anticipated, although teams may have some questions about his conditioning. Tread may also be a concern after a season in which he touched the ball 330 times. Every-down back who almost exclusively works out of the shotgun, rushing between the tackles and being retained in pass protection on a regular basis. By virtue of rushing from shotgun spread looks, was given the luxury of rushing against a lot of six-man boxes; however, was successful in short-yardage situations during the games reviewed. Exhibits pretty good vision and enough skinny to get through small creases in the line. Limits susceptibility to negative-yardage plays by hitting the hole quickly. Has a little bit of quickness to run sweeps but is predominantly a no-nonsense bowling ball who gets downhill and has the power and leg drive to pick up yardage after contact; may struggle to bounce runs outside and win the edge at the pro level, but flashed the ability to get to the sideline and work in his stiff arm in college. More of a smooth, aggressive runner than an explosive one. Can get low, punish defenders, and grind out extra yardage, but generally only breaks tackles when he has a head of steam. Ball security is an issue after fumbling seven times this past year. Has the size to develop into a good blocker, but as of now doesn’t really play with the awareness, intensity, or technique to feel confident retaining him in pass protection on a regular basis; more of a pure rusher who will probably end up in a running-back rotation with a more skilled passing-game option. Receiving ability is something of a mystery at this point, as he is typically only retained in pass protection when the team decides to throw the ball rather than running patterns; has just thirteen career catches. Wasn’t given a ton of work over his first two seasons with the team, but durability could be an issue given his workload this year and the fact that he’s already suffering from a stress fracture in his foot. A bit one-dimensional in that he doesn’t offer much in the passing game, but is one of the most productive, pro-ready runners in the draft, which should be enough to secure him a mid-round selection.

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