The Houston Texans select University of Texas running back D'Onta Foreman with their 3rd round selection. Foreman will instantly add an in-between tackle runner to help compliment Lamar Miller for the near future.
Foreman (Texas City) was the Longhorns best offensive weapon in 2016 and lead the Longhorns with 2,028 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns on 323 carries. His 2016 season led him to win the 2016 Doak Walker Award and, with his strong season, he decided to forego his senior year in favor of the NFL Draft.
In 28 career games with only 10 starts, Foreman’s Longhorn career saw him rush for 2,782 yards and 20 touchdowns. His career rushing mark ranks him 9th all-time in school history. His 13 straight 100-yard rushing performances in 2016 was a school-record.
Foreman had a heavy workload in 2016, with a season high 51 rushes against Kansas. For a running back position where the hits pile up, Foreman declaring for the draft was inevitable given the work he put in.
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