While running backs Dalvin Cook, Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette are getting all the media and fan attention as possible picks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 19 in the first round, the team itself is making sure they’re as informed as they can be with this running back class as a whole from top to bottom.

That became even more evident when the father of Texas Longhorns running back D’Onta Foreman tweeted out that his son was taking an official visits in Tampa Bay this week.

Foreman was one of the more intriguing backs in college football this season, mainly because he had the production of over 2,00 rushing yards while playing at a reported 250 pounds. He wasn’t really 250 pounds, Foreman himself said that when he weighed in at 233 at the NFL Combine – he said his playing weight was probably around 240. 

Still, over 2,000 yards of rushing is impressive no matter the size, and at just 20 years old, he’s one of the youngest prospects in the draft with the least amount of mileage on his body for a ball carrier. We know the team has met with later round backs like Kareem Hunt and Marlon Mack multiple times throughout the process. Now we can throw Foreman on their radar as well.

Foreman had also met with the New England Patriots and the Houston Texans.

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: trevor@pewterreport.com
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Bayside4Life
Bayside4Life (@bayside4life)
4 years ago

I went to Texas, so I am going to be biased. But what D’Onta accomplished last year when teams knew he was going to get the ball was truly impressive. A lot of those runs up the middle are over once he reaches the second level because they brought the extra man into the box. He is fast for his size, and has good balance. He is a good player who doesn’t have a ton of miles on him coming out of college.

jshumaker
jshumaker (@jshumaker)
Reply to  Bayside4Life
4 years ago

I remember a quote from Bill Parcells about one of the most important aspects of a RB is the amount of tread still on the tires.

chetthevette
chetthevette (@chetthevette)
Reply to  Bayside4Life
4 years ago

A lot of good running backs from Texas for sure. Earl Campbell greatest RB ever. Sorry Barry.
GO BUCS

Buc 1976
Buc 1976 (@robmckenz17gmail-com)
4 years ago

He runs alot like Forrnett

MudManVA
MudManVA (@knight)
4 years ago

upright & stiff. From the highlight video the NFL holes are not going to be like those!!

CoachEricTaylor
CoachEricTaylor (@coacherictaylor)
4 years ago

At his pro day, this cat weighed in at 234 pounds and clocked a pair of 4.45 40-yard dashes…that is nuts!!! This is the back I want in Pewter.

RootsCrew
RootsCrew
4 years ago

After reading Trevor’s Cover 3, it’s pretty apparent that a running back like Foreman isn’t exactly the best fit for our OL/Offense. Also always worry about 1 year production type players and that the 2,000 yards came against Big12 defenses. He’s a good player and if we draft him, he’ll contribute. Just not sure he’s the best fit and with the team being playoff ready, it’s about getting guys that fit best right now.

Buc 1976
Buc 1976 (@robmckenz17gmail-com)
Reply to  Trevor Sikkema
4 years ago

Trevor I also like Hunt he does not have to break off 50-60 yard runs. If he can get 10-15 yards and get those short third downs that keeps the other team on the field in the heat THAT WILL HELP US ALOT.