RB – #1 Baylor
Year: Redshirt Junior
High School: Henderson (Henderson, TX)
HS Rating: 3 star (0.8772)
Phil Steele: PS#80
Trestan Ebner Scouting Report
Excellent speed for the position. Probably will run in the 4.39/4.43 range. Played a lot of speed option. Excellent change of direction. Cuts back extremely well. So explosive and has excellent body control. Weaves his way through traffic and around defenders like it’s a video game.
Doesn’t offer great run power, will struggle to create things between the tackles. Ball security will be an issue, especially when trying to run through traffic. Accelerates smoothly and seemingly without any real effort. Very explosive, especially through the hole. Burst is impressive. Reads blocks well and uses them to almost perfection. Picks well through traffic, especially outside of the box on a stretch concept. Very nice contact balance at times.
Very solid receiver out of the backfield. More than capable receiver out of the backfield. Shows the ability to catch well through contact. Ran a lot of different routes out of the backfield.
What we want to see from Trestan Ebner in Las Vegas
- Just how extensive will Trestan Ebner’s usage in the passing game as a receiver is yet to be determined. Ebner was used almost exclusively in Baylor’s scheme out of the backfield, where he ran a large variety of routes. Can he work out of the slot and extend his usage in an NFL game plan? That’s what we will be looking to see.
Pre-Shrine Bowl projection
Trestan Ebner projects best as a third down back in a rotation, someone who can provide speed and quickness as both a runner and a receiver out of the backfield. I think he can play a limited role in his rookie season and grow into a larger role in his career.
Ebner best projects, in a deep running back class, in the fifth/seventh-round range. His versatility makes him a decent third down back, which an NFL team should be willing to take a shot with. If he tests well throughout the process, he should solidify himself in that range.