Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room examines the advanced movement skills of Ohio State running back Trey Sermon, one of the top running back prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Trey Sermon moves like an NFL starting running back. Correction, Sermon moves like a top-shelf NFL running back.
This strong, quick, and versatile Oklahoma transfer has all of the movement tools to excel on Sundays. He knows when to be dynamic and when to be efficient and he can do it with his steps, his cuts, as well as how wide he opens his hips.
Whether it’s in the backfield, at the entrance of a crease, at the edge with a one-on-one against a safety, or in the open field after building up downhill momentum, Sermon uses his feet, knees, hips, shoulders, and head to freeze, circumnavigate, or hurdle the opposition. And if these are options, he’ll run over or drag defenders.
The foundation for Sermon’s movement is his feel for defender angles, his knowledge of blocking schemes, and excellent balance. You’ll see it all on display below.
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