Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue was a sixth round draft selection out of LSU in 2014. Considering his late draft status he had a good year carrying the ball for the Texans as the primary back up to star running back Arian Foster.
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Blue totaled 528 yards rushing in his rookie campaign, however not all are sold on him going forward due to his low 3.1 yard per carry average. To his credit Blue understands he must improve and nothing is guaranteed.
"“They tell you every year that nobody’s set, nobody’s safe,” Blue told the Houston Chronicle. “You’ve got to come in every year like you just got drafted or like you’re an undrafted free agent trying to make the team.”"
Peterson has remained in great shape at a position which sees so many players fall off much too young. Perhaps learning about how to take care of yourself from one of the more durable players at this position could be very beneficial to the soon-to-be 24 year old running back.
With the Texans entrenched starter Foster getting closer to 30 years of age and already battling injuries of his own, it could be very beneficial to the team as well to have some of Peterson’s traits being mimicked by Alfred.
Still, due to the 3.1 yards per carry and Foster’s questions about his health, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Texans grab another running back in the draft. At least Blue is ready to show that he should not be overlooked.