Three late-round candidates for the Arizona Cardinals
Trey Sermon, RB/Ohio State
A very underrated back, Sermon will fall down the draft boards because he never carried the full load in college. He was also never a threat in the passing game. However, he makes for a perfect complement to Chase Edmonds and since he only carried the rock 455 times during his college career, he has more tread left on the tires than most running backs.
He didn’t score often at Ohio State, with just 8 rushing touchdowns in 2019 and 2020 combined. However, he averaged 7.3 yards per carry during those final two seasons and racked up over 1,250 rushing yards on 170 carries.
Odds are, he’ll never be what J.K. Dobbins has become in the NFL. However, Sermon won’t be a lead back. Edmonds can handle the job as an RB1 as long as he has someone behind him to share between 35 and 40 percent of the load. Sermon can be that guy. And while he’s not a home run hitter at the NFL level, he will move the sticks when called upon in short-yardage situations.