The Chicago Bears added a running back to the team in the sixth round on Saturday selecting Trestan Ebner from Baylor with the 203rd overall pick.
Named the 2021 Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year, Ebner is seen as a swiss army knife who can do just about anything he’s tasked with in the running or passing game. He’s also had three kick returns for touchdowns.
Swiss Army Knife with size, speed and versatility to potentially help in three different phases for a team. Ebner is a former all-state prep receiver whose mismatch potential out of the backfield should rank as his most endearing play trait. He’s been a productive kick returner with open-field vision and build-up speed to hit big plays. Despite his size, he’s underwhelming as a runner and struggles to play with consistent decisiveness and aggression in that role. He fits as a future third-down back who can run an expanded route tree and attack vertically when the mismatch aligns for him.