D’Onta Foreman broke out in 2016, rushing for 2,028 yards and 15 touchdowns with the Texas Longhorns on his way to taking home the Doak Walker Award.
College stats don’t transfer to the pro ranks, but those kinds of numbers make him a valuable fantasy football prospect.
With that in mind we’ll take a look at potential second-round landing spots for the running back, and what his possible fantasy impact will be.
49ers (34th overall) — The 49ers are tired of worrying about when Carlos Hyde will get injured so much that they signed Tim Hightower. It’s a crowded situation, but Foreman would add some talented youth to the rookie head coach, and former Longhorn, Kyle Shanahan.
Jets (39th) — The Jets situation is similar to the 49ers. They might miss their chance on Leonard Fournette in the first round, so they might take the Doak Walker winner instead.
Eagles (43rd) — This would be a great spot for the rookie to make an immediate impact. Ryan Mathews can’t stay healthy and Darren Sproles is an undersized third down option. If Foreman can improve his pass protection, he’ll make his way onto the field early.
Bills (44th) — With the loss of Mike Gillislee to the Patriots, the Bills will want some youth backing up LeSean McCoy. Gillislee rushed 101 times for 577 yards and eight touchdowns. Those would be fantasy-relevant stats if Foreman ends up on the roster.
Colts (46th) — Fantasy gurus have been writing off Frank Gore for about five years now. His touches have to decrease at some point and if the Colts see Foreman in the middle of the second round, they could snatch him up. They’ll need to improve on their run blocking for Foreman to make an impact.
Ravens (47th) — Terrance West is the starter for now, but the Ravens would like to have their leading rusher gain more than 774 yards. Foreman has the tools to do so.
Redskins (49th) — Washington isn’t totally sold on Rob Kelley as the No. 1 guy. Foreman could get significant playing time early if he gets taken by the Redskins.
Buccaneers (50th) — Doug Martin is only good every other year, and if they miss on Dalvin Cook in the first round, Foreman could end up here.
Giants (55th) — If he falls to the late second round, the Giants would be lucky to have him. They’ve already got pass receivers out of the backfield. They need a solid first and second down back.
Packers (61st) — What a gift if they can land the 2,000-yard rusher at this spot with only Ty Montgomery as the only serviceable back. Foreman’s fantasy value would be pretty high if this happens.
Here’s a look at Foreman’s career at Texas.