Originally Posted by 76Texan
I didn't know if Foster was a Pro-Bowler.
I just liked his running; and I thought he's a good fit for us, being a down-hill runner.
I thought his pass catching ability and blocking were fine (better than average.)
A little problem with ball security (but I thought the criticism was excessive.)
Not an elusive runner, but a nice complement to Slaton whom we had at the time.
I was surprised he didn't get drafted.
He looked better than Montario Hardesty to me.
I even made a note in the evaluation thread that I saw better blocking for Hardesty overall (it just happened that way.)
I think Hardesty was drafted in the third round the following year.
Actually, Hardesty was drafted near the end of the second round.
No, I didn't think about Pro-Bowl or anything like that; I just thought he's a good overall back; definitely better than Walker or Gado.
I thought he could make the 53-man roster.
I saw a little ESPN story/documentary on Foster a while back. It was about his commitment to the game between his first and second season. He used the fact he wasn't drafted as motivation to get better and show everyone what he could do. He was a beast in the weight room that offseason and then showed everyone their mistake in season 2.