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UDFA Scouting Edition: Tremayne Continues to Defy the Odds | Washington Commanders


By Adam Aniba


Washington's receiving core is believed to be a strgneth with Terry McLaurin leading the way. Rivera has brought in multiple undrafted receivers, but Stanford's Brycen Tremayne might just be the best feel good story of the group heading into training camp.


Brycen Tremayne

6'4" 212 lbs | WR | Stanford

Career (26 games) 74 rec for 1,017 yds &

TDs with a 13.7 YPR

2021 (12 games) 38 rec for 490 yds & 3 TDs with a 12.9 YPR

Background

Tremayne grew up in Los Angeles, CA and played 3 seasons for Windward High School at QB and Safety, before transferring to Venice HIgh School for his senior season.


Windward HS withdraw from 11 on 11 play and staying would've hurt his chances to play college football. While at Venice Tremayne was a three-sport athlete playing baseball, track & field in addition to football.


While at Venice, coaches moved Tremayne to receiver. During his senior season in '17, he recorded 44 receptions for 827 receiving yards (1,073 total yards all purpose yards) and 14 receiving touchdowns (18.8 yards per rec avg.) and 1 passing touchdown.


The Venice receiver was named Western League player of the year as a 2-star recruit. Although he received minimal attention during the college football recruiting process,


Tremayne received interest from Yale, among other Ivy League schools for his excellence in the classroom. The receiver applied and was accepted to Stanford with an invitation to be a walk-on.


Tremayne spoke with the Los Angeles Times about being a walk-on.

“If I worked hard and knew my ability, I’d get a shot. There was no guarantees at all. I went in and put my head down.”

He arrived to Stanford in 2018 as a 173 pound walkon freshman, but didn't see the field on game day as a scout team player. Tremayne dedicated himself in the weight room and gained 23 lbs of muscle.


The Stanford receiver was active in 12 games during the '19 season. On the year Tremayne recorded 3 touchdowns with 22 yards receiving (3 receptions) and recorded another score on a blocked punt recovery in the endzone (UCLA 10/17/19).


Although he received most of his reps on special teams, Tremayne showed promise has a red zone target with all 3 of his receptions resulting in touchdowns. He also was a member of Pac-12 Fall Academic Honor Roll for the second consecutive season.


Fast forward to 2021 and Tremayne was having his best season as a Cardinal, before dislocating his ankle during the 5th game of the season. At the time of the injury,Tremayne was the team's leading receiver with 5 touchdowns on 240 yards receiving.


In '22 the Cardinals receiver recorded a career high 490 yards receiving (2nd on the team) on 38 receptions for 3 touchdowns and added 4 special teams tackles. For his efforts, Tremayne was a Burlsworth Trophy nominee, which is given annually to the most outstanding FBS college football player who began his career as a walk-on.


Tremayne recorded his first career 2 touchdown receiving game vs Oregon State (10/8/22) and had a career-high 6 receptions for 82 yards.


He also led the team with a career-high 11 receptions for a career-best 130 yards in the season finale vs. BYU (11/26/22), which was his first career 100-yard receiving game.


PROS

  • Excels at 50/50 jump ball contested catch scenarios, particularly in the redzone

  • Wide catch radius and displays the ability to adjust to underthrown balls

  • Possesses the athleticism & strength needed to play as an outside receiver

  • Extremely intelligent with a high football IQ

  • Displays a meanstreak when DB's attempt to press

CONS

  • Struggles at times to create seperation

  • Lack of career statistical production is a concern

  • Decent speed (4.57 sec pro day forty time), but doesn't display a second gear in the open field

  • Limited to playing as a situational possession receiver role

  • Needs to be more decisive/sharper coming out of his routes

Projection

Tremayne is far from a finished product, but learning the ropes from the likes of Terry McLaurin will only help his career. Unfortunately for Tremayne, it'll be an uphill battle to make the final 53-man roster, but there's a lot to like.


The former Stanford receiver is extremely intelligent and is the type of special teams core player teams desire.


It will likely take a few camp injuries at the receiver position for Tremayne to get more opportunities, but the former walk-on has shown in the past that he's always up for defying the odds.



*Games Watched- 9/3/22 vs Colgate, 10/8 vs Oregon St., 10/15 vs Notre Dame, 10/22 vs Arizona St., 10/29 vs UCLA, 11/26 vs BYU

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