Photo of Trey Millard
Drafted By: 49ers
Grade
5.11 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'2" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 247LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Overview

Was OU's primary fullback as a true freshman in 2010, rushing 24 times for 74 yards (3.1-yard average) and three touchdowns with 16 receptions for 135 yards (8.4) and one touchdown in 14 games (two starts). Earned all-Big 12 honors in 2011, with 24 rushes for 169 yards and two TDs and 13 catches for 127 yards and a TD in 13 games (three starts). Had a career-long 61-yard touchdown run at Kansas State. Had 63 touches in 2012, with 33 rushes for 198 yards and no TDs and 30 catches for 337 yards and four TDs in 13 games (eight starts). Had a career-best receiving day against Texas, with five catches for 119 yards and a TD, including a 73-yard reception. Was in the midst of a solid 2013 campaign when he tore his left ACL Oct. 26, requiring season-ending surgery. It marked the first time he missed a college game. In OU's first eight games (five starts), he had rushed 17 times for 97 yards and a TD and caught 11 passes for 78 yards and a TD. Earned all-conference honors for the third straight year. Concluded his career with 32 special teams tackles. Ran for the first time since knee surgery in February 2014. Team captain.

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding size. Hits with some thump and is an efficient lead blocker. Nice run skills -- shows vision, patience and subtle moves to avoid direct contact. Soft hands. Adjusts well to the ball and possesses better body control and agility than a traditional iso-lead blocking fullback. Blue-collar worker. Leads by example. Quietly competitive. Determined short-yardage runner capable of finding a crease and slamming through the line. Has a special-teams temperament (has delivered knockout shots). Solid all-around production. Versatile, lines up all over the field (fullback, tailback, in the slot) and does everything well (can run, block, catch and cover kicks). Very intelligent and football smart.

Weaknesses

Limited burst, change of direction and short-area explosion -- one-speed runner with no gear change. Average power and tackle-breaking ability. Shows some tightness as a route runner. Not a true hammer as a lead blocker and does not jolt defenders on contact. Might not be 100 percent as a rookie following ACL surgery.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

A versatile jack-of-all-trades, Milllard brings the most value as a core special-teams contributor. Is best suited for a role as a fullback in a matchup-based offense where he could fill a variety of roles. Has been very reliable and durable throughout his career, but late October ACL injury could still require some rehabilitation as a rookie and could affect his draft standing.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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