Per ESPN’s Sooner Nation’s Jake Trotter, Oklahoma Sooners star fullback Trey Millard will return to school for his senior season, and this doesn’t come as much of a surprise at all. He received a grade outside of the first three rounds by the NFL Draft Advisory Board, and Millard seems to be an undervalued commodity by scouts. He brings a lot to the table as a rusher, blocker, and receiver, so he is far from a “traditional” fullback.
Traditional or not, fullbacks don’t usually garner solid draft picks in the NFL Draft due to the relative lack of importance of the position. Even so, Millard’s grade was still too low, and he will look to have another big year to prove scouts wrong.
As a junior, Trey Millard averaged nearly six yards per carry on 29 rushing attempts, and he also had 29 receptions for 331 yards. That’s a solid 11.4 yards per reception, which is even more impressive when you consider that it comes from a receiver out of the backfield. Millard finished the year with four total receiving touchdowns, and that’s not even mentioning that the best asset he brings to the table for Oklahoma is as a pass blocker.
The Sooners will surely welcome back their jack-of-all-trades fullback for one more year, and I hope that he receives more praise as a senior than he received as a junior. Millard is even receiving UDFA grades by some scouts, but he definitely deserves to be drafted. Just take a look back at what he did in the losing effort against Texas A&M with four carries for 28 yards and some excellent blocking thrown in there.
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