Travis Etienne - RB - Clemson Tigers
The rookie profile for Travis Etienne, a player who has flashed throughout his college career. Etienne worked as a key part of the Clemson National Championship team.
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 215 lbs
40-yard dash: 4.41s
3-cone drill: DNP
20-yard shuttle: DNP
Vertical Jump: 33.5″
Broad Jump: 128″
Bench Press: 18
College Career Stats
Etienne was a four-star recruit out of high school, and made an immediate impact in college. He led the team in rushing in his freshman season, and never looked back. Etienne took a big step forward in his 2018 season, where he rushed the ball 204 times for 1,658 yards and 24 TDs. His 2019 season was equally impressive, with increased receptions.
Has good vision on outside runs to identify seams he can burst though. Able to get defenders to commit and set their feet, before changing direction. Has good burst in those situations to take advantage. Has good body control, which allows him to change direction in tight areas, or spin away from defenders. For his size, he is able to make positive yards through contact.
Has good receiving ability, with great hands and has great ability after the catch. As a result, once he has the ball in his hands he is able to be a real threat to defenses
Etienne can be tunnel visioned when running, meaning that he can miss gaps on cutbacks. Given his size, he can suffer in pass protection as to be effective he needs to set his feet early. Also isn’t the quickest at picking up blitzes.
Post Draft Analysis
Round 1, Pick 25 Jacksonville Jaguars
Etienne is reunited with his college QB, Trevor Lawrence, on a Jacksonville roster that had an impressive running back last season. The team said that they selected Etienne to be a third-down back, but I can’t see that being the case. Etienne is going to be the long-term solution for the team, and we are likely to see James Robinson start to see reduced work.
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