Texas running back and NFL hopeful D’Onta Foreman had some question marks heading into the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. How fast would he run? What kind of explosion would we see in his jumps? Could he make the quick lateral movements requisite to NFL success?
Unfortunately, none of those questions are going to be answered. At least not today. The Longhorns star was held out of on-field workouts, reportedly due to a small stress fracture in his foot.
ESPN source: Former Texas RB D'Onta Foreman is being held out of today's Combine workout due to a small stress fracture in his foot.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 3, 2017
Despite Foreman’s prolific 2016 season (he rushed for 2,028 yards and 15 touchdowns), he was seen by many as a potential mid- to late-round pick. This is due to his size, because he had fumbling issues, because he isn’t a pass blocker and because he really only had the one year of production.
Though Foreman dropped significant weight to get down to 233 pounds at the combine, this development won’t help his stock whatsoever.
At this time, Foreman is said to be looking to his pro day to run drills for scouts. However, based on the report that he’s dealing with a stress fracture in his foot, that is in no way a guarantee. These kinds of injuries are notoriously tricky, especially for receivers and running backs, who need to be able to cut on a dime.
This injury will be one we’ll track heading into the 2017 NFL Draft.