Seantrel Henderson – Tackle – Miami
Size – 6071 – 331 – 5.04
Strengths – Size, flashes as a run blocker and pass blocker, natural strength
Weak Points – Has had three suspensions while at Florida, very questionable football character, average athlete, not good in space, awareness, late off the ball, has had a back surgery
Summation – Seantrel is a fourth-year senior from Minneapolis. Coming out of high school, he was a five-star recruit who was one of the most highly recruited players in his class. He enrolled at Miami in the summer of 2010.
While he has had starts in each of his four seasons, he has never been the full-time starter for Miami. He has great size at 6071 – 331 with long arms. He is what you want an offensive tackle to look like. He has never been a top worker, and I feel that has affected his overall athleticism.
He has straight line speed (5.04 at the combine), but his lateral agility and change of direction is average. While naturally strong, he is not explosive and this was shown by his poor jumps at the combine (24” VJ, 7’11” LJ).
He plays at right tackle and lacks good snap reaction. On tape, he is often the last guy off the ball. There are times in the run game where he can look good. He can come off low, keep his feet moving on contact, and generate movement. There are also times when he makes contact and falls off the block. This is the same when blocking at the second level. One play, he can take a good angle, adjust and make a solid block, and on another, he will look slow and non-athletic in space and whiff on the block.
In pass protection, I see the same thing. On some plays, he shows a strong punch, plays with bend, anchors, and mirrors. On others, he shows no hustle, is slow to move his feet, and over extends. From play to play, you never know what you are going to get.
This player is an enigma. I question if he really loves the game and wants to be a top player. There is no reason to believe that his questionable behavior will not carry over to the next level. While he is talented, he can’t be trusted. My grade reflects his talent, not where I think he will be drafted. If the light comes on, he can be a winning NFL tackle. If his focus doesn’t change and he is not motivated, he will bust.
Grade – B 6.5c