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Lorenzo Booker RB 5'10 191 Florida St. 4.46

By: Robert Davis

Booker landed at Florida St. with huge expectations as the number one running back in the country as a high school senior. While he has not lived up to the expectations he had entering school, he hasn’t had the opportunity to be the feature back either. As a freshman, Booker ran for 334 yards on 62 carries, and caught 19 balls for 86 yards. His best season to date was as a sophomore, where he ran for a career high 887 yards and four TD’s on 173 carries, and added 160 yards on 24 receptions out of the backfield. Booker’s rushing totals dipped to 552 yards and four touchdowns on 119 carries last year, but he became more of a weapon as a receiver, hauling in 38 passes for 329 yards and two touchdowns. He still was not able to land the feature role, but had a solid all around season as a senior, finishing with 525 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, and 28 catches for 303 yards out of the backfield.

Lorenzo Booker is an excellent change of pace back. He displays excellent quickness, and has the speed to reel off big runs on a consistent basis. He has excellent agility and can make defenders miss. He has always been a factor as a receiver, and is a legitimate weapon out of the backfield. Booker has the skills to be an excellent change up back and receiver out of the backfield.

The biggest downfall in Booker’s game is his lack of bulk. He weighed in at just 191 at the combine, and simply lacks the size to be an every down back.. He runs hard, but lacks the overall power to run inside consistently and pick up the tough yards after contact.

Booker has the big play ability, and does run hard with the ball in his hands, but there are questions about his ability to carry the load as a starting running back. He definitely has the talent to find a role and be a contributor in the NFL though. He doesn’t look to have the look of a feature back, but his versatility should allow him to help a time on offense. He is a very good receiver out of the backfield, has the ability to be a change of pace runner, and could develop into a quality return man.

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