Trey Millard, Fullback/Running Back
Career Stats: 98 carries, 538 rushing yards, six rushing touchdowns, 70 receptions, 677 receiving yards, seven receiving touchdowns
Trey Millard arguably was the face of the Sooner’s offense. A jack of all trades; he could catch the ball, he could run the ball, he was effective in short yardage situations, and made plays that put him on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays. Just ask the Texas Longhorns about one play in particular that landed him on the highlight reel. Certainly a fan favorite play, and most definitely one of mine.
He was also utilized as a blocker, specifically when the Belldozer play was called. He rose to any and every occasion he was called upon. He has many intangibles that make him worthy of a spot on an NFL Roster.
An ACL injury that occurred when Oklahoma won a thriller over the Texas Tech Red Raiders prevented him, however, from performing workouts prior to the draft. No stats are currently available.
His strengths: He not only can block to get your featured running back the yardage to convert to first downs, but give him the ball, he’ll get you that first down himself. He also possesses good hands, making him not only a running threat, but a receiving threat. Many fullbacks don’t have the ability to block, run, and catch the ball. Trey does.
The drawbacks: Durability, durability, durability. Many scouts have this underlined probably 20 times on their notes. ACL injuries require extended rehabilitation, and extended healing time. Any player with a history of knee injuries, especially those dealing with the Anterior Cruiciate Ligament, will have that question mark. He has SportsCenter Top 10 play making ability, but not because of his speed. He doesn’t have the pull away speed other runners have. That lack of extra burst, makes it difficult for him beat defenders while running routes that have comparable speed to his.
He is projected as a 7th round draft pick, if NFL teams are willing to take a chance on him with his knee injury history. If not he very well has the ability to make it on a roster as a free agent. CBSSports.com has him rated as the #4 fullback in this year’s draft. Trey Millard is the type of player you want on your roster. He has toughness and leadership qualities that could turn a locker room around.
For nostalgic purposes, I have included that awesome hurdle, that Texas would love to forget: