Christian Trahan 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Finished second on the team in receptions (37)
- Scheme tendencies: Spread system
- 2022 projected role: Starting TE
Pros: Christian Trahan is a versatile tight end for Houston that plays multiple roles. Trahan will occasionally line up as an outside receiver to take advantage of matchups if the linebacker follows him in man. Trahan will also align as a slot receiver to give the quarterback a big target running the seam in the middle of the field. But Trahan’s best alignment is in the H-back position where he does so many things. From this alignment, Trahan can go in motion and act as a lead blocker on run plays. Or he can also do a good job of selling runs with a play-action style play and leak into the flats. The Cougars’ offense looks to get the ball in his hands because he has the ability to pick up yardage after the play.
Cons: Christian Trahan’s deficiencies seem to come from his lack of upper-body strength to make him a reliable blocker from the traditional tight end position. Trahan shows to be a willing blocker but lacks the upper-body strength to get any knock-back on defenders. Trahan is asked to be an important part of Houston’s blocking schemes but he doesn’t always get the job done. On film, Trahan shows to be a high-effort player that works to sustain blocks, but defenders eventually out-muscle him and shed him. Overall, Trahan shows to be an instinctual player with true ability, but I believe to become a complete tight end, he will need to work on improving his strength at the point of attack as a blocker.
Christian Trahan NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez