NFL Rumors: Denver Broncos found their next star RB in Devontae Booker?

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Devontae Booker, a rookie for the defending Super Bowl champions, has been impressive for the Denver Broncos in the camp and team practices. This could land the first year running back a starting spot in Denver. He may even become a star for the Broncos in the years to come.

According to reports, the rookie running back has been “stealing some work with the first-team offense as of late”, which could lead Bookier to get the starting spot at the RB position.

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Booker is third in the depth chard in the Broncos’ running backs behind veterans C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman. But with the Denver coaches giving him some repetitions with the first team, there are NFL rumors that Booker could have more playing time in the upcoming 2016 season.

“Probably just the coaches wanting me to get more reps with the 1s. Felt good about it and just continuing to go about the work,” the 24-year-old RB from Sacramento, California stated about his performance in the Broncos’ training camp.

Booker’s play has impressed his offensive coaches with running back aide Eric Studesville claiming that he will put Booker “in the game right now,” referring to Booker’s ability to be ready for professional American football at this age.

Booker was picked in the fourth round or the 136th overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft after attending college in Utah Utes.

In college football, Booker went to American River College from 2011 to 2013 before moving to the University of Utah in 2014. Booker had 1,512 rushing yards on 292 carries with 10 touchdowns that year and in his senior year, he played in just 10 games due to a torn knee and finished with 1,261 rushing yards, 268 carries and 11 touchdowns.

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The knee injury history might have scared NFL teams from drafting him early in the rookie draft. The Broncos could have landed a future star if Booker remains healthy and show his potential.

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