Texans select Texas product Foreman in 3rd

Houston acquired depth at running back with its third-round pick, selecting ex-Longhorn Foreman.

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Texans select Texas product Foreman in 3rd


  • The Texans selected D’Onta Foreman with the team’s third-round pick in the NFL draft Friday.
  • Foreman ranked fourth among 68 draft-eligible running backs in 2016 with 64 missed tackles as a runner.
  • He ranked 16th among that group with an average of 3.54 yards after contact per attempt; he’s averaged more than three yards after contact per attempt in each of the last two seasons.
  • Foreman’s 29 rushes of at least 15 yards were the fourth-most among draft-eligible running backs.
  • He isn’t someone who’s going to split out wide as a receiver — Foreman lined up in the backfield on 717 of his 719 offensive snaps in 2016.

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