Trey Sermon 2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Name: Trey Sermon
Position: Running Back
College: Ohio State
Weight: 213 lbs
Overall Rank: No. 100 overall
Position Rank: RB5
Strengths: Sermon looks like an NFL running back with an excellent build and big-time power. He has the power and agility to plant and cut with downhill speed and power. He’s a finisher with the ball in his hands and will look for extra yardage instead of going down or out of bounds at the end of a play. Sermon is a natural, easy pass-catcher with soft hands and good route discipline. He hit his groove at the end of the Ohio State regular season and was the team’s go-to player when the offense needed a boost in the college football playoffs.
Weaknesses: Injuries have followed Sermon from Oklahoma to Ohio State and even as he prepares for his NFL career. On the field he doesn’t show much creativity as a runner and will struggle to create lateral moves. He’s at times slow to react on interior runs and doesn’t always find pathways to daylight—looking like he’s running with his eyes down and instead of up. An upright runner, he takes on a lot of big hits on a frame that’s already been rocked by injuries. His open-field burst is just average.
What I Love: Sermon plays hard despite having missed time due to injury in two seasons. His love of the game is obvious with how he carries the football and how much he fights for every yard.
NFL Comparison: Chris Carson
Position Specific Traits:
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Ball Security: ++
Contact Balance: ++