According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Denver Broncos held a pre-draft visit with former Utah running back Devontae Booker on Wednesday.
Booker is a 5'11, 219lb running back from Utah and he is expected to be a second or third-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. This past season at Utah, Booker played in 10 games and totaled 1,261 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns. He added 37 receptions for 316 yards.
There is a lot to like about Booker. He already possesses outstanding vision which makes him a great for Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking system. He also would give the Broncos a nice compliment to running back C.J. Anderson who figures to be the Broncos starter at running back heading into training camp.
The Broncos will probably draft a replacement for Ronnie Hillman this year. Hillman remains unsigned on the free agent market, and despite some reports/rumors leaked from Hillman's agent, I do not expect him back with the Broncos.
Booker would give the Broncos a running back who can do it all. He can run inside and outside, he can pass block, and can be a threat in the passing game. He is not a flashy runner, but his vision and cut back ability makes him an excellent fit for the Broncos.
I have seen varying grades for Booker. CBS Sports ranks him as a 2nd round pick, but Pro Football Focus calls Booker a fourth round pick. So my best guess is that the Broncos could look at him as a potential late day two option for them.
I think the Broncos will bring in a few more running backs for pre-draft visits who possess a similar skill set to Booker.
What do you think Broncos Country? Would you like the Broncos to draft Booker during the second day of the NFL Draft, or would you rather have someone else?