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Trey Sermon

RB

Ohio State

6'2"

Height

Weight

215

Bench
40-Time
10-Time
20-Time
4.57
Vertical
Broad Jump
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
32 1/2"
8' 2"
4.38
33 1/2"
9' 9"
4.5
33"
9' 10"
4.27
33"
10' 4"
32"
9' 8"
4.33
32"
9' 8"
4.41
33"
9' 6"
4.27
40"
10' 6"
30"
9'11"
4.59
36 1/2"
10' 3"
34 1/2"
9'11"
4.46
31"
9'10"
4.22
36"
9'8"
4.4
41"
4.24
31 1/2"
36 1/2"
40"
10' 6"
4.29
4.21
38 1/2"
10' 8"
4.25
32 1/2"
10' 0"
31 1/2"
9' 10"
4.45
35"
9' 4"
39"
10' 6"
4.3
28 1/2"
10' 1"
4.23
35 1/2"
9' 10"
4.27
29 1/2"
9' 10"
34"
10' 3"
36"
10' 4"
4.19
35"
9' 9"
4.4
37"
10' 1"
33 1/2"
10' 1"
4.41
40"
10' 10"
29 1/2"
9' 11"
4.33
39 1/2"
10' 10"
4.31
33"
10' 1"
4.44
39 1/2"
10' 3"
41"
10' 11"
36"
10' 3"
4.24
35 1/2"
10' 2"
4.42
35 1/2"
10' 1"
36"
10' 3"
4.28
33"
4.37
35"
9' 10"
32"
9' 9"
31"
10' 1"
4.28
36"
10' 3"
4.09
30"
9' 9"
4.35
33 1/2"
10' 8"
36"
10' 2"
4.35
35"
10' 1"
4.46
34"
9' 11"
3.98
36"
10'0"
4.3
37"
10' 5"
4.28
36"
9' 8"
4.34
30"
9"
4.47
31 1/2"
9' 4"
4.15
31 1/2"
9' 10"
4.26
40 1/2"
10' 7"
4.14
33"
9' 7"
4.34
3-Cone
Hand
Arm
Wingspan
6.83
9 3/8"
33 3/8"
77 1/8"

Final Grade

7.14

Strengths 

Good patience at the line of scrimmage and uses good acceleration to get moving north and south when a crease opens. Has good size and contact balance as a runner. He is a physical runner with great leg drive. Finishes runs well with physicality to maximize yardage. Only two fumbles in 4 years. Good willing pass blocker who can pop a blitzing LB or DB. Capable hands in the receiving game.

Weaknessess

Not an overly dynamic athlete, as he doesn’t bring any special physical traits for his size. Is a one gear runner which limits his home run ability. Has a habit of running into his offensive linemen if they don’t open up a hole immediately. His lack of receiving production is from usage not inability.

Left the National Championship in the first series due to a shoulder injury.

Injury History

Games Evaluated

vs. Nebraska (2020), vs Northwestern (2020, Neutral Site), vs Clemson (2020, NS), vs Alabama (2020, NS)

Big Picture

Sermon is a bigger one cut runner whose ideal role would be the early down back in a committee in a zone running scheme. His size and physical style as a runner leave a team best served using him as a primary ball carrier in a committee. He has good ball security and is adequate enough in passing responsibilities to not tip the offenses hand when he’s on the field. His athleticism limits his upside in space and in his home run ability. I'd recommend a team use a late 3rd or early 4th round selection if they want a RBBC approach.

Team Fit

GB

SEA

NO

Player Comp

Damien Harris

Athleticism:

7

Lateral Agility
Elusiveness
Contact Balance
Explosion
Top End Speed
6.75
6.5
7.75
7.25
6.75

Good size for a bruiser back, but is not a dynamic athlete at that size. His best athletic trait is his contact balance. Is not an effective jump cutter, needs to slow down significantly to make a lateral cut. Good burst when he sticks his foot in the ground and decides to get upfield. Only has one gear.

With Ball In Hands:

7.56

Lateral Agility
Cutting Ability
Pad Level & Leg Drive
Ball Security
7.25
7
7.75
8.25

Big Play Ability

Good vision, works best as a one cut slasher back. Thrived on zone run concepts where he was able to be decisive and get upfield in a hurry. Upright running style but has surprisingly good leg drive and finishes runs well. Zero fumbles since 2018 season where he had two, thats with 189 touches in the last two seasons.

Receiving:

6.75

Rarely used in the receiveing gameat Ohio State. He was rarely targeted outside of his record breaking day in the Big 10 Championship where they realized that he needed to get his hands on the ball as much as possible. Had 1 drop on the season. Ran simple checkdown concepts such as pivots, flares, flats and outs. Not dynamic enough to be deemd a priority to get the ball to in space.

Hands
Route Running
Ability to Seperate
Ability in Space
7.5
6.5
6.25
6.75

Blocking:

7.25

7.25

Rarely a lead run blocker but is capable in that area. A very willing pass protector, meeting smaller defenders with physicality. He isn't perfect as he misses the occasional read, but only positives in this regard from me.

Lead Blocking
Blocking in Space:
Pass Pro Technique:
Effort & Willingness
6.5
7
7.25
8.25

Competitiveness:

7.58

Toughness
Production
Motor
7.75
7.25

A december back if I've ever seen one. Ohio State ramped up his usage in the later games of the season and he delivered. In fact he had more carries in the Northwestern and Clemson games than he had in the 5 previous games combined. Runs hard every play

Intelligence:

6.92

Good patience behind the line of scrimmage. Combined with his burst he can dig his foot in the ground and get upfield in a hurry. I like his pass protection to not get taken out of the game on passing downs, leading to some opportunity in receiving.

Instincts
Patience
Versatility
7
7.5
6.25