On Thursday, CBS Sports’ Rob Rang released a list of middle and late rounds steals in this year’s 2016 NFL Draft.
Among those listed was Utah running back Devontae Booker. Booker was described as a mid-round sleeper who never really got the chance to show his full potential. The running back, who Rang claimed to be his top rated senior at the position, was sold short by a torn meniscus that he suffered in November of last year.
It was because of the injury that Booker was unable to participate in the senior bowl or show off his running abilities to scouts before the draft. In his 23 games with the Utes, the five-foot-eleven, 219 pound Booker rushed for a combined total of 2,773 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Booker’s abilities to run low and hard, good vision, and presence in the backfield will make him a nice option for teams in the later rounds of the draft.
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