2016 NFL Draft: The Denver Broncos used the 136th overall pick in the draft on Devonte Booker in the fourth round.
The Denver Broncos used their only fourth round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft by selecting Devontae Booker from Utah. With the Broncos signing C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman, Booker figures to be for some depth help.
Booker was one of the prospects the Broncos took a close look at. In 2015, he rushed for over 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Lance Zierlien describes him as a rhythm runner who has experience in a pro-style running game and who can get better with the more carries he has. He is a three down back who has the toughness and determination to grind out the short yardage.
This is a pretty solid pick for the Broncos. But it also speaks if Anderson is the long term answer for the Broncos. They matched the Dolphins offer for Anderson which was $18 million dollars over four years.
This puts the Broncos at five running backs on the roster. Booker joins Anderson, Hillman, Bibbs, and Thompson on the active roster.
I think the running back position will be something to watch very carefully in training camp. Look for Booker to be a huge factor in this competition.
Here are some of his measures. He measures in at 5’11 and 219 pounds. 31 5/8 arm length and 8 and 5/8 hands. Not bad measures.
His top speed could be an issue, but has the potential size to be a full back. So it would be interesting how Kubiak uses Booker in his game plan on offense.
Welcome to the Broncos Devontae Booker. We are happy to have you join Broncos country.