Tra Carson, RB
School: Texas A&M | Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior | Age: 23
Height / Weight: 5-11 / 235 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 5th or 6th Round
NFL Comparison: Jeremy Hill
Tra Carson is a big and powerful running back that has contributed to every program he's been a part of. Originally he committed to Oregon playing in 10 games his first year. He appeared but was deep in the depth chart behind Kenjon Barner and LaMichael James. 2012 was a redshirt year after he transferred to Texas A&M. His sophomore season rushing yardage was good for 3rd best on the team after Johnny Manziel and Ben Malena. His production went up next year and after that he put together a very respectable senior year as the lead back.
- He has good vision and decisiveness when running.
- Displays a surprising amount of lateral ability, quickness, speed, and elusiveness for his size.
- Violent and strong finisher he puts his head down and takes defenders with him.
- Has good catching ability.
- Good pass protector. Can really stall rushers trying to come through the middle and off the edge.
- No elite speed or acceleration traits, he's one speed.
- Protecting the football fumbled twice in his sophomore year and twice in his senior year.
- Doesn't have particulary effective shake em moves in the open field, he's a big guy so its hard.
#SEC Rushing Yards— SEC Country (@SEC_Country_) January 29, 2016
1) Derrick Henry - 2,219
2) Leonard Fournette - 1,953
3) Alex Collins - 1,577
4) Jalen Hurd - 1,288
5) Tra Carson -1,165
@SavageGrind77 I like RB Tra Carson of A&M - unheralded talent. Pig Howard, dismissed WR of Tennessee, E. Kentucky DE Noah Spence.— Dion Caputi (@nfldraftupdate) January 7, 2016
Tra Carson almost goes all the way https://t.co/rwE9o2Wk4q— rob jannetty (@robjannetty) December 31, 2015
Tra Carson Shimmy Shake. pic.twitter.com/cT75aNyHvK— TexAgs (@TexAgs) December 31, 2015
How He Would Fit on the Redskins
Tra Carson is the type of back that would benefit in the Redskins power running scheme. Are we looking for another big boy in the backfield? He's 3 inches shorter and 4 lbs heavier than Matt Jones. It looks like our beloved Alfred Morris will be leaving us for more fruitful opportunities so a big back like Carson who has some speed and wiggle AND who likes to knock people over has a place on this team. I'm not sure Matt Jones will be taking over lead duties so a timeshare could happen. Carson is a fun player to watch because he does things you wouldn't expect out of a heavier back, he's a tough, passionate player and I can see him contributing to the Redskins' rushing attack.