Texas running back D'Onta Foreman takes a handoff in the first half of the Longhorns game against West Virginia at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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D’Onta Foreman drops big weight for 2017 NFL combine

Posted March 1st, 2017

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The running backs invited to the NFL combine in Indianapolis have been weighed and measured.

Former Texas star D’Onta Foreman weighed 233 pounds. That’s down 16 from his listed weight while dazzling with the Longhorns.

Oklahoma star Samaje Perine, who like Foreman declared for the NFL a year early, also weighed 233.

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The heaviest back at the combine is Leonard Fournette, who weighed 240. Fournette also is considered the best prospect amongst the tailback bunch. But scouts may wonder whether he’s gotten too heavy. Fournette was listed at 235 pounds while playing for LSU. His own college coaches had observed that he needed to shed some pounds.

Aside from getting their measurements today, Foreman and the other running backs will undergo medical exams and team interviews. They’ll bench press Thursday, then do all their running and agility drills, Friday.

Foreman is the lone Longhorn invited to the combine.

His agents have confirmed to the American-Statesman that Foreman will do all drills in Indianapolis.

 

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