Travis Etienne Ahead of Draft: ‘I’m Unique, I Feel Like I’m RB1’

Travis Etienne has always been kind of a quiet guy. However, don’t mistake that for meaning he’s lacking in confidence.

After such a successful career, the multiple-time ACC Player of the Year and Clemson’s all-time leading rusher will undoubtedly be a player a number of teams consider when draft day rolls around in April.

Regardless of who it is that eventually takes the talented player from Louisiana, Etienne says that team is going to get a guy that gives them everything they’re looking for in running back at the NFL level.

“They’re going to get their money’s worth,” Etienne recently told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “They’re going to get everything they need. A guy that can be out there each and every down, with the ability to play special teams.”

Etienne said that he feels like he is one of the more unique players in the draft and is confident he is the best back in the draft.

“I feel like I’m unique,” Etienne said. “I feel like I’m RB-1 because of the things I bring to the table. If a team is looking at me, they’ll get the whole package.”

Etienne surprised some last year with his decision to return to Clemson for his senior season. One of the reasons he came to that decision was a desire to get his degree, which he did. And despite not having the statistical season most expected, the running back has no regrets.

“When you break numbers down, I was very productive still,” Etienne said. “It was kind of a weird year, but I still had a great year. I’m still very grateful and we still won a lot of games.”

As for what makes him so unique, Etienne said to look no further than his unselfishness over his career and at how productive he was last season, despite those numbers being down.

“I feel like when you look into that, that’s what makes me unique: my ability to do more with less. Not really demanding the ball each and every play. Just changing the game whenever I touch the ball.”

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