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Florida running back Dameon Pierce taken in 4th round by Houston Texans

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It may have taken Florida running back Dameon Pierce a while for his name to be called but it finally was on Saturday. The Houston Texans selected Pierce with the 107th pick in the fourth round, becoming the third former Gator to be chosen in the 2022 NFL draft.

Pierce was criminally underused during his four years at Florida. Former head coach Dan Mullen rarely gave Pierce more than 10 carries in a game, despite holding an average of 5.5 yards per attempt during his career. In his final season, he racked up 574 yards on 100 carries for 13 touchdowns. He also contributed 19 catches for 216 yards and three more scores.

NFL.com believes Pierce can be a good backup with the potential to become a starter. He should have a long career ahead of him in the league since he doesn’t have much mileage on him coming out of college.

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