Texans draft running back D’Onta Foreman in third round

Texans draft running back D’Onta Foreman in third round

Texas running back D’Onta Foreman will remain in the Lone Star State.

The Houston Texans selected him in the third round with the 89th overall pick in the NFL Draft on Friday.

Foreman, a native of Texas City, was the seventh running back to hear his name called, as Leonard Fournette (Jacksonville) and Christian McCaffrey (Carolina) were selected in the first round on Thursday and Dalvin Cook (Minnesota), Joe Mixon (Cincinnati), Alvin Kamara (Tennessee) and Kareem Hunt (Kansas City) were picked tonight.

Although some experts projected Foreman to go in the first round, the general consensus was that he was going to be a second or third-round pick.

Standing 6-feet tall and weighing 233 pounds, Foreman is perceived to be an athletic and fairly large runner who has the potential to be a workhorse for an NFL team.

In 2016, Foreman’s impressive performance with the Longhorns earned him All-American honors and the Doak Walker Award, as he racked up 2,028 total yards on 323 carries while scoring 15 touchdowns.

Foreman, who could make an immediate impact this upcoming season, joins a Texans backfield led by Lamar Miller.

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