I feel that I should start with Slaton, since it seems he is the most prolific 'Eer to Pro in recent years. He was drafted in the third round (89th overall) by the Houston Texans in 2008. He put up great rookie numbers in his first year. Slaton ended up the Texan's go-to RB and amassed 1,282 yards on 268 carries (4.8 yards per carry). This makes him the top rookie running back as well as 6th overall in total yards. Additionally, he only had two fumbles. This is good to hear as I'm sure Mountaineer fans remember a few of his gut wrenching fumbles during college.
Below is an interview video and below that some rookie season highlights.
7 years ago