Highlights and Analysis: DE Trevon Trejo

Highlights and Analysis: DE Trevon Trejo

The JUCO route has produced several prospects for Syracuse in their 2013 class. One of those prospects was defensive end Trevon Trejo. CuseNation.com reviewed his film to see what the Orange will be getting next season.

JUCO defensive end Trevon Trejo made his pledge to Syracuse during his official visit. Since then, he has signed his letter of intent. It was a moment, Trejo said, that brought his parents to tears.

Now that he is officially Orange, he must focus on improving his game so that he can make an immediate impact on their 2013 season. 


Trejo shows as a high motor end who never gives up on a play. Whether initially blocked, or the play going away from him, he continues to pursue the ball. That relentless play allowed him to make plays that many defensive ends would not.

As a pass rusher, he shows above average strength on bull rushes. The 6-foot-5 prospect is able to push his blocker back to help collapse the pocket. This is the most impressive attribute for Trejo on film. He plays very strong and causes problems for opposing tackles.

As a speed rusher, he has good quickness off the line and adequate speed around the edge. He is able, at times, to get around the tackle to make a play in the backfield. His first step is very solid and makes up for the lack elite top-end speed. 

His tape does not reveal a large variety of pass rushing moves. There weren't a lot of swim moves, spin moves, or stunts. At the next level, that may be the biggest area Trejo will need to work on in order to crack the line up right away. Basic bull rushes and speed rushes off the edge will work at times, but having a wealth of moves can help take him to the next level as a pass rusher.

Against the run, Trejo's strength again serves him well. The Golden West (CA) College product is able to read the play, shed his blocker, and attack the ball carrier. Strong hand technique contributes to his block shedding ability. When the play is away from him, Trejo's motor allows him to chase and tackle on the other side of the field.

Solid tackling technique make the 240-pound end a consistent tackler. He is able to wrap up the runner and drag him to the ground. That technique and strength will provide the Syracuse defensive line with solid coverage against the run.

When he arrives at Syracuse, Trejo will want to focus on pass rushing technique. He should be a solid contributor against the run, and his strength should allow him to contribute right away if he is able to get the playbook down quickly.

Trejo projects as a solid combination end who can contribute against the run and pass. He will not blow you away with speed or huge sack numbers. But he has all the makings of a player who can make plays to help a division one defense.


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