Travis Homer

Miami (Fla.)

Prospect Info

College
Miami (Fla.)
Hometown
Class
FL
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 10"
201 lbs
31 1/2”
Hands
10”

Prospect Grade

5.40
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Seattle
Seahawks
Round 6 ‧ Pick 32
Go to Pick
40 Yard Dash
4.48u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
17
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
39.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
130.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.07
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.31
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Miami expected Mark Walton to be the team's bellcow back in 2017, but an aggravation of his previous ankle injury forced him to surgery, which opened the door for Homer to become "the man" in the backfield. He started the final nine games of the year after serving as the backup in the first four, accumulating 966 yards on 163 carries (5.9 average) and scoring eight times. Homer also caught 19 passes for 219 yards (11.5 average) and a touchdown. ACC coaches voted him second-team all-conference for his efforts, a reward repeated in 2018 when he started all 13 games, leading the Hurricanes with 985 rushing yards on 164 carries (6.0 average) and scoring four times (also contributing 19-186-9.8 as a receiver). As a true freshman in 2016, Homer did not receive many opportunities on offense (7-44-6.3 rushing) but contributed eight tackles on special teams coverage units.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 5-6
NFL Comparison
Austin Ekeler
Overview
"Run to daylight" back who excels as an outside runner with clear paths to follow. While he can make tacklers miss, his lack of vision sometimes takes him to trafficked areas when optimal routes are available. He's a little undersized, but runs big and he already possesses NFL-level toughness in pass protection. Homer has his flaws, but he's a smooth athlete with a chance to outplay his draft slotting. His value as a punt gunner and third-down option gives him a chance for early reps right out of the gate.
Strengths
  • Has experience offset and from I-formation
  • Runs with pace and conviction
  • Good lateral agility for smooth bounce-outs
  • Bob-and-weave footwork to navigate traffic
  • Able to make the late, sudden cuts to slip tackler
  • Good speed and power to turn and finish as outside runner
  • Above-average contact balance
  • Doesn't slow into contact and finds ways to resist tackles and fall forward
  • One of the better pass protectors in this draft
  • Steps up and steps into contact giving blitzers a taste
Weaknesses
  • Fumble in spring game foreshadowed fumbles in-season
  • Fumbled four times at clip of once every 42 carries
  • Leaves yards on the field
  • Field vision appears filtered through a straw
  • Misses back-side one-cut opportunities too often
  • Inconsistent in setting up tacklers
  • Quick to duck head and bull forward when he has no clear point of entry
  • Takes on tackler in the hole rather than eluding him
Sources Tell Us

"He's a very loyal player to the program and his competitive nature is what really stands out. I think someone has a chance to get a steal with him." - NFC East Coast scout
GRADE
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