As if the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots really need anything else, the NFL’s powerhouse reportedly hosted D’Onta Foreman, arguably the top running back among the college ranks, for a recent private workout
I'm told that Texas RB D'Onta Foreman recently had a private workout with the #Patriots and HC Bill Belichick. #HookEm— Mike Loyko (@NEPD_Loyko) April 6, 2017
After a 2,028-yard junior campaign and a subsequent Doak Walker Award, which honors college football’s top running back, Foreman elected to bypass his final year of eligibility in Austin and has since alleviated the vast majority of concerns he left Texas with. Foreman slimmed down a bit to 234 pounds and most notably, clocked a 4.45 40-yard dash time — an extremely impressive effort considering his size.
As a result, Foreman’s draft stock continues to rise so while one can dream of a 2,000-yard rusher joining what’s already an offensive juggernaut that features LeGarrette Blount — a 1,161-yard rusher last season — in the backfield, it would take a bit of luck.
The Patriots don’t currently have a first or second round pick in this month’s NFL Draft and won’t be selecting until the 72nd overall pick. Foreman, who’s widely receiving second round grades, may not be around with that time comes.
If he is, though, and Foreman somehow calls New England his new home, it’s hard to argue with how ideal of a situation that would be for him professionally; not to mention, the Patriots would be adding a high-level rusher that’s clearly still playing with a huge chip on his shoulder.