Photo of Justin Senior
Drafted By: Seahawks

Combine Results

Grade
5.05 ?
  • 5.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 98.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.19 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5.06 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Offensive line was a glaring need for Seattle entering the draft, so it's surprising that the Canada-native is just their 2nd draft addition to that unit. Senior isn't ready this season, but Seattle is thin at offensive line so they could end up calling his name sooner they'd like. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'5" Height
  • 34" Arm Length
  • 331LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

This Montreal, Quebec native was the number one-ranked prospect on the Canadian Football League's official Scouting List in December 2016. Senior has been a staple for the Bulldogs over the past three seasons, starting nearly every game at the right tackle spot (missed one game in 39 with a 2015 knee injury). Even as a redshirt freshman, Senior got on the field for 11 games, starting one at his strong-side tackle position. Before his redshirt season, he transitioned from Canadian high school football to the American version by playing one fall at the Hargrave Military Academy.

Analysis

Strengths

Gains adequate ground in his slides. Keeps chin tucked and helmet out of his pass sets. Hitch-free punch is generally well-timed. Inside hand is stiff. Throws strikes with strong hands that glue to the frame. Adequate mirror after engagement. Able to reset hands and keep defenders at the end of his long arms. Body control is adequate. Smart angles to his blocks and can have an impact on second level. Works feet into lateral position before engaging. Drive power comes from inner foot. Intelligent with good field awareness.

Weaknesses

Footwork is inconsistent. Needs more bulk and more muscle in his upper body. Movement lacks desired flexibility. Weight distribution in a consistent issue. Gets weight too far outside in his pass sets opening an inside lane. Too willing to chase speed with a gallop around the edge rather than maintaining technique. Struggles to drop pad level and can be rocked onto one foot as wall-off blocker. Has anchor problems against good speed-to-power. Stiff-legged with limited effectiveness when asked to pull.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6-7

Bottom Line

Senior has long arms and strong hands, but his lack of bend and inconsistent footwork could cripple his NFL cause if he doesn't improve them. Senior is a right tackle only who has three years of experience against talented, SEC defensive ends but he struggled badly at times in the Senior Bowl. His size could get him drafted, but he has some work to do before ever hitting an NFL field.
-Lance Zierlein
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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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