The Broncos have selected Utah RB Devontae Booker with the 136th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Let’s take closer look at Booker and how he fits on the Broncos roster.
The Broncos made what may turn out to be their best value pick by selecting Utah RB Devontae Booker with the 136th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Let’s take closer look at Booker and how he fits in the Broncos back field.
Strong size (5’11, 219 lbs)
Decisive, one cut runner
Great receiving skills
Great pass blocking ability
Able to handle a starting work-load
There isn’t much to dislike about Booker
Doesn’t have top end speed, but that’s about it
HOW HE FITS: This was a fantastic pick for the Broncos! Not only did they get another young back to add to the stable, but they got a 2nd round talent at the end of the 4th in Booker. Many analysts projected him to be the 2nd best RB in the Draft and a sure fire 2nd round pick. He’s a well rounded player that can do everything required to succeed in a Bronco offense. He can easily be the direct back-up to CJ Anderson and may eventually be able to overtake Anderson as the lead back down the road.
With Hillman only on a one year deal, Booker will be able to get into the rotation sooner than later and has the potential to be a 1,000 yard back in the pros. This is a fantastic pick for all of the right reasons. He’s a great prospect that fills a need AND we got him at a great value. Awesome pick by the Broncos! Stay tuned to Predominantly Orange for your Draft coverage!