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Prospect Profile: Devontae Booker

Running back| Utah| Senior

Height:5-foot-11 | Weight: 219 pounds

College Stats

2015: team captain was selected as All-Pac-12 Second Team; started in 10 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury; rushed 268 times for 1,261 yards and 11 touchdowns; semifinalist for Maxwell Award (national player of the year) and Doak Walker Award semifinalist (nation's top running back); at the time of the injury, led the nation with 305 touches from scrimmage (30.5 per game) and carries per game (26.8)

Career: two-time All-Pac-12 selection was first team in 2014 and second team in 2015; rushed 560 times for 2,773 yards and 21 touchdowns during his two years with the Utes; one of just two Utah players ever to record back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons and one of three to rush for 1,000 yards twice in his career; set the school record for career rushing average (120.6) and tied the school record for career 100-yard rushing games (14)

Combine Results

Bench press: 22 reps of 225 pounds

Note: This was the only drill Booker did at the combine because of his knee rehab.* *


Summary:With more than 550 carries over the past two seasons, Booker is a workhorse in every sense of the word. At 5-foot-11 and almost 220 pounds, he's built to carry the load for an offense, although he's a bit on the smaller side with his height.

Booker doesn't have top-notch speed but is patient and can get through an opening quickly. Lance Zierlein on said Booker "flashes above-average feel for the way running lanes shift and change, and he flows with it making the smart choices to avoid tacklers and extend runs. Features excellent vision."

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock ranked Booker as his third-best running back. Fellow analyst Bucky Brooks has Booker as the No. 5 prospect at the position. Daniel Jeremiah ranked Booker at No. 37 in his list of the top 50 prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft, a leap for the running back who was unranked in Jeremiah's initial rankings.

Switching sides: Booker initially signed with Washington State out of high school, but attended American River College in his hometown of Sacramento, California. Booker ran for 2,265 yards and 27 touchdowns over two seasons before enrolling at Utah.

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