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Brandon Deaderick (DE)
  • Height:
    6'4"
  • Weight:
    314 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 3/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/8 in.
  • College:
    Alabama
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: New England Patriots
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 40 (247)
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Overview

Deaderick was a productive three-year starter for the Alabama defense. He has good size and strength with just average athleticism for the position. He doesn't have great initial quickness and struggles some to change directions in space. He flashes a powerful punch to control blockers and is an instinctive player as blocking schemes unfold. He is a quick reactor and feels pad pressure well to restrict running lanes. He is a solid tackler in a confined area but again can be inconsistent in space. Deaderick is a solid defender who has the tools to contribute as a backup in his rookie season and eventually could push for a starting position.


Strengths

Deaderick possesses prototypical size for a 3-4 defensive end. Uses a strong punch to get lineman on their heels, reads fast and has a nose for the ball. Powerful bull rusher who can collapse the pocket and get after the quarterback. Natural leader who was productive in a pro scheme at Alabama.

Weaknesses

Average athlete who struggles to slide down the line and make tackles in space. Lacks adequate initial quickness and will not consistently get inside blockers with his hands at the next level. Does not have the speed to be an edge rusher and has a limited pass-rush package with too few counter moves.

Grade

4.6

 
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