Trey Sermon

Trey Sermon

22-Year-Old Running BackRB
San Francisco 49ers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
A third-round pick, Sermon could not have found a better landing spot than San Francisco. A one-year starter at Ohio State after transferring from Oklahoma, he never posted 1,000 yards in college, but Sermon has the size, power and explosiveness to be an effective weapon in the NFL. Questions were raised about his vision and elusiveness, and his upright running style makes it tough for him to stay on his feet after contact and could lead to injuries down the road, but in a Kyle Shanahan scheme built around getting players the ball in open space, some of those issues fade in importance. Sermon is no match for teammate Raheem Mostert in the speed department, but the rookie could still earn carries off the bench early in the season, especially after Jeff Wilson had knee surgery in May. If he does eventually end up in a starting role, Sermon has the skills (and team context) to make an impact. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $4.87 million contract with the 49ers in July of 2021.
Reverts to backup role
RBSan Francisco 49ers
October 11, 2021
Sermon was only on the field for two offensive snaps (three percent) Sunday, finishing with one carry for seven yards in a 17-10 loss to Arizona.
ANALYSIS
Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) returned from injury and reclaimed his starting role (44 snaps). The playing time distribution between the rookie backs was a bit surprising considering that Sermon had been performing well in Mitchell's stead, and also given head coach Kyle Shanahan's propensity to utilize two backs in his system. It is clear that the coaching staff believes that Mitchell has more to offer despite where the club selected the backs in this year's draft. It is probably safe to explore other options when it comes to Sermon, especially with the 49ers' bye week on tap.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Trey Sermon's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
16.1%
 
Positive Run %
83.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
50.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.2
 
Rushing TD %
3.2%
 
Touches Per Game
8.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
40.7%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.01
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.1%
 
% Team Targets
1.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
33.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.5
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Trey Sermon's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.30 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.84 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
33.38 in
 
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Productive in starting role
RBSan Francisco 49ers
October 3, 2021
Sermon ran for 89 yards on 19 carries against Seattle on Sunday.
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Should get another start
RBSan Francisco 49ers
October 3, 2021
Sermon is expected to remain the 49ers' top option out the backfield for Sunday's game against the Seahawks with Elijah Mitchell (questionable, shoulder) not expected to play Week 4, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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Scores in first start
RBSan Francisco 49ers
September 26, 2021
Sermon rushed 10 times for 31 yards and a touchdown while catching two passes for three yards in Sunday's 30-28 loss to the Packers.
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Good chance to lead backfield
RBSan Francisco 49ers
September 26, 2021
Sermon is one of four available running backs for the 49ers on Sunday against the Packers after Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) was deemed inactive, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.
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Clears protocol, expected to start
RBSan Francisco 49ers
September 24, 2021
Sermon is out of the concussion protocol and likely will serve as the 49ers' starting running back Sunday night against the Packers, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
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