Houston Texans fans may not think it right now, but the team may have just locked up its ultimate successor to Lamar Miller. D’Onta Foreman, a third-round draft choice out of Texas is now ready for training camp.
Foreman, 21, was one of just 20 rookies who had yet to sign their deals as of Friday. According to the Houston Chronicle, his , and his signing bonus is valued at just under $760,000.
To put it mildly, Foreman is like a high-speed train raging in the direction of a defense. The Texas City, Texas-native played college football for Texas before joining the Texans. He rushed for 2,028 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, earning the Doak Walker Award as the top running back in college football. He also grabbed consensus All-American honors.
In 2013, during his final year at high school, he rushed for 2,102 yards and 31 TDs.
Of course nothing will come easy for Foreman. He'll join a Texans backfield that includes Lamar Miller (1,073 yards in 2016), Alfred Blue (420) and Akeem Hunt (109). A knock against Foreman is probably the fact that he fumbled six times last season, all of which were lost.
They're also a pretty good unit up front: Houston ranked 8th last season in rush yards with 116 per game.