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RB D'Onta Foreman brings "balance" to offense

The Texans stayed local on Friday night and added some power to their offense.

With the selection of running back D'Onta Foreman in the third round, Houston picked up a bruising runner from the University of Texas, and before that, Texas City High School.

General manager Rick Smith said Foreman "adds balance to the offense, is a gained powerful runner, good vision, good feet, good foot quickness, so we like the addition for our running game."

Foreman won the Doak Walker award in 2016 after an autumn in which he gained 2,028 yards on the ground. He did, according to head coach Bill O'Brien, the hard way.

"He was an inside runner," O'Brien said. "He was a very productive inside runner that broke a lot of tackles for Texas this year. He ran to the outside. He ran to the perimeter. They attacked the defense with him in different ways, but he was a productive first- and second-down, tackle-to-tackle runner and that was impressive to me." 

Foreman, who was surrounded by his family in Galveston on Friday, said he's excited to be a Texan and ready to contribute in every way possible.

"Honestly, I feel like I can do it all," Foreman said. "I didn't really catch the ball much in college but I feel like that's a strong part of my game. I just really feel like I can do a lot. I'm just kind of ready to get out there and see how they are going to utilize me and see what they want from me and just go from there."

Foreman and the rest of the Texans draft picks and undrafted free agents will begin their rookie camp in two weeks. 

Check out some of the best shots of RB D'Onta Foreman from his time at Texas.

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