I liked Booker a lot when he was in the Pac-12. Strong, sturdy, could catch. But no burst. Freeman has more upside, and you've got to give him a chance to be the No. 1 guy.
Can't really remember Booker being that much of a threat to us in his Utah days, but I guess he does have two years in the league under his belt, that seems like enough to get the initial nod. Hopefully Royce uses his snaps to make some impact and take that starting spot. He's a beast and I always want the best/most for him.