Photo of Senio Kelemete
Drafted By: Cardinals

Combine Results

Grade
72.5 ?
  • 5.52 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 25.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 101.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.77 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.58 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: The Cardinals nab a solid offensive tackle with Kelemete. He enters the league with plenty of experience and that could make him a viable candidate to win a starting role early in his career.

  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 307LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Kelemete has been a steady presence for Washington for four years who has shown versatility across not only the offensive but the defensive line throughout his career. He started at defensive tackle in 2008, then switched to offensive guard for the 2009 season before starting the past two at left tackle. He is an athlete for such a big body. Teams will debate whether to leave him outside or move him in to guard, and he could project better there as he is a bit short for the tackle position. Look for him to be taken in the fifth round to a team in need of line depth.

Analysis

Strengths

Kelemete is an athlete, especially for a lineman who could potentially be playing on the interior. He comes off the ball fast and consistently puts himself in good positions for blocks. He is able to stay with his blocks for the duration of running plays and is good to use his feet to maneuver himself in the right position when pulling and sealing. Working up to the second level, Kelemete gets in good position to get his big body in front of linebackers. He uses his hands well.

Weaknesses

Kelemete still has technique issues with his pass set when working from the tackle position. He has shown a tendency to set his base a bit slowly and get off balance and beat to the outside. This could be yet another reason to move him inside.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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