Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back Devonta Freeman (8) runs the football against the Auburn Tigers during the first half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft Rumors: Devonta Freeman a replacement for Darren Sproles with the New Orleans Saints?


In a 2014 NFL Draft that’s not considered too deep as far as the running back position is concerned, that means that anyone can have the opportunity to make a splash. One of those backs is former Florida State Seminoles running back, Devonta Freeman, who NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah could see as a possible replacement for Darren Sproles with the New Orleans Saints.

“I look at Devonta Freeman out of Florida State. He can catch the ball out of the backfield, you can plug him into some middle routes and put him in that role,” Jeremiah said Wednesday on NFL Network.

Freeman began to make some waves in the 2013 college football season when, in helping lead the Seminoles to their first national championship since the 1999 season, he became the first back in Tallahassee to rush for over 1,000 yards since Warrick Dunn in the mid-90s.

With the team set to part ways with the veteran Sproles, drafting Freeman with their 27th overall pick this May seems like an option to try out, rather than spend money in free agency that they frankly don’t really have.

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