Photo of Brad Seaton
Drafted By: Titans
Grade
5.25 ?

Draft Analysis:

Seaton has size and traits offensive line coach Russ Grimm can mold into a quality depth piece. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'7" Height
  • 310LBS. Weight

Overview

An intriguing small-school tackle prospect originally from the Bronx, Seaton caught the eyes of scouts as a second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association pick in 2016. He earned the starting left tackle job in 2014 (the Wildcats led the FBS in scoring and rushing offense), but had his junior year shortened to three starts due to a knee injury. Seaton also played three games as a reserve as a redshirt freshman in 2013.

Analysis

Strengths

Three-year starter with surprising lateral quickness and agility for such a tall player. Patient on the move and takes good angles to reach defenders outside shoulder on play-side zone. Uses consistent footwork to mirror and sustain his blocks on the move. Has body control to handle work-up assignments to linebackers on combo blocks. Will adjust his second level assignment and find work when his initial target is out of range. Good balance leads to easier redirects inside against stunts and twists. Displays adequate anchor against bull-rushers.

Weaknesses

Quickness of kick-slide is average. Could have trouble handling left tackle pass pro responsibilities in NFL. Punch rhythm is predictable and can be timed up by a studious defensive end. Will need to improve his play strength to help him do a better job of redirecting defenders when they get to his edges. Hands tend to land a little wide and his punch lacks snap. Height forces him into disadvantage from leverage standpoint. Plays with too much waist-bending as run blocker in attempt to lower pad level. Struggles to create push as drive blocker.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6-7

Bottom Line

There are a handful of very tall tackles with good athleticism in this draft, but most of the others lack a functional anchor to hold up against power. Seaton isn't a power player, but he appears to have enough natural core strength to project as a swing tackle best-suited to the right side. His ability to operate on the move could appeal to zone running teams.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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