Deadrin Senat

South Florida
DT

Prospect Info

College
South Florida
Hometown
Class
Immokalee, FL
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 0"
314 lbs
31 5/8”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.60
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Atlanta
Falcons
Round 3 ‧ Pick 26
40 Yard Dash
5.16
Seconds
Bench Press
35
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
26.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
100.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.77
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.79
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
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Senat (whose name is pronounced deed-RIN sen-KNOT) is a short and stout and active interior defender that earned his team's Defensive MVP award as well as second-team All-American Athletic Conference section in 2016. He started 12 of 13 games played that season, making 34 stops, seven for loss, and a sack. The Immokalee, Florida native started 10 games, playing in 12, in 2015 and compiled 18 tackles, 5.5 for loss. As a redshirt freshman, he started two games and played in all 12 (18 tackles). Senat lost his mother in high school to medical complications from a spider bite.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
Overview
His squatty frame will limit his scheme fit to 4-3 teams looking for a shade nose in all likelihood. Senat is strong and efficient with a big man's game in a shorter man's body. While he's compact in frame, his arm length is decent and he has the hand quickness to win the initial battle to create a leveraged position. Senat's postseason (including an impressive bowl performance) has a chance to really bolster his stock and push him up the board.
Strengths
  • Initially a Florida State commitment
  • Squatty frame carries thickly muscled arms and a barrel chest
  • Plays with a sturdy, wide base and is hard to knock off-balance
  • Hips stay under his hands
  • Low center of gravity and powerful base allows him to play under and through redirect blocks once he gets to the edge
  • Has fast-twitch initial hands
  • Punches first into opponent's shoulders preventing them from capturing his frame
  • Features very little wasted motion in his play
  • Hands can be violent and sudden
  • Shows some two-gap ability as a shade nose
  • Never stops hustling and is willing to chase a tackle opportunity all over the field
Weaknesses
  • Lack of length hinders him
  • Gets caught up in traffic and can be engulfed by bigger bodies if he doesn't take control with his early hand usage
  • Has issues getting a full discard when shucking blockers
  • Wash blocks gain momentum on him and take him out of the play
  • Would like to see more initial diSenioruption off the snap
  • Will be a non-factor as NFL pass rusher
  • Doesn't have the big bull rush or the ability to flip around the edge of interior pass protection
Sources Tell Us

"That guy was a handful in Tampa. Watch him in those practices if you can get the tape. Reminded me of what Javon Hargrave did when he was there." -- NFC Director of Scouting

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league