D’Onta Foreman: 2017 NFL Draft Prospect

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D’Onta Foreman

D’Onta Foreman is a bruising back from Texas like Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams before him. Read which NFL mock draft has him in the first round of the NFL draft.

College: Texas #33Texas Longhorns Football

Position: Running Back

Height: 6-1

Weight: 233-249

40 Time: 4.4

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Notes

  • Won Doak Walker Award for the best running back during the 2016 season.
  • Led the nation with 184.4 rushing yards per game, 2,028 yards on 323 carries in 11 games, and 15 touchdowns.
  • Left 2017 NFL Combine with a stress fracture in his foot.
  • Played part of the 2016 season with a broken hand.
  • Injuries will be a concern for whatever team drafts him.

NFL Draft Board Breakdown

The NFL Draft Board.

D’Onta Foreman makes the NFL Draft Board by appearing in Eric Galko’s, SportingNews.com 2017 NFL mock draft. Galko has Foreman going to the Miami Dolphins with pick number 22. Foreman shows up on the NFL Draft Board as the number five running back in the 2017 NFL draft running back prospect list.

Miami Dolphins Needs

Running back doesn’t show up as a top need for the Miami Dolphins in the 2017 NFL draft according to NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein.

Zierlein wrote that the top Miami Dolphins needs are linebacker, defensive end, and guard.

So far, the Miami Dolphins have not upgraded any of these positions through free agency. But, it is still early.

However, even if the Dolphins do take care of these positions through free agency, the Dolphins pick early enough that they might be able to pick him up with their second round draft pick at number 54.

Running back is not a big enough need for the Miami Dolphins to reach for D’Onta Foreman. If Foreman set the world on fire at the NFL Combine, he might have been able to sneak into the first round. But, missing the NFL Combine probably cemented him as a second or third round pick.

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