2014 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami (FL) Hurricanes


Oct, 15, 2011; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Miami Hurricanes offensive linesman Seantrel Henderson (77) in the third quarter at Kenan Stadium. The Hurricanes defeated the Tar Heels 30-24. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Weight: 340 pounds

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Scouting Report/Player Notes

Seantrel Henderson is as physically gifted an athlete as you will see in all of college football. He checks in at just under 6’8″ 340 pounds, and has started for the Hurricanes at both right and left tackle before settling in at right tackle at the end of last season. The 2010 freshman All-American has helped pave the way for one of the top up-and-coming offenses in the country over the last three seasons, and earned honorable mention All-ACC honors in 2012. I remember scouting Henderson coming out of high school, seeing this dominant player climb his way to being considered the top overall football player in the country as an offensive tackle. He was committed to play at USC before changing his mind and heading to South Beach, where he has a chance as a senior to put everything together and become one of the top offensive tackles in all of college football. He’s battled through injuries, personal tragedies, and some bad decisions in his first three years at Miami, but the coaching staff is adamant that he has changed for the better. He allegedly received a “no better than third” round grade from the NFL Draft advisory committee last year when he was considering leaving school a year early, so he decided to stick around for his senior season at Miami and fulfill his dream of graduating college before playing in the NFL.

This is a big, powerful, strong, athletic kid who can play right or left tackle, but my guess is he will wind up as a right tackle in the NFL. He has the capability of anchoring the running game and is constantly improving as a pass protector. Can get caught flat-footed at times, and needs work on his technique rather than just relying on his power. I think by seasons end, he could rise to second or third round status. He does a great job of using his length and power, he just needs to to a little better job with his footwork and continue to progress as a whole.

Career Highlights (via Miami athletics site)


2012 (Junior): Played in 11 games along offensive line and started final seven games at right tackle … Earned All-ACC honorable mention from ACSMA and league coaches … Anchored O-line that paved way for third-best passing offense (295.4) and fifth-best total offense (440.2) in ACC … Earned letter.

2011 (Sophomore): Played in eight games and earned two starts after recovering from offseason surgery … Two starts came against USF and Duke … Allowed zero sacks on season and registered only one penalty against … Helped offense to No. 44 national ranking in average yards per carry (4.39) … Earned letter.

2010 (True Freshman): Played in 12 games, starting nine … Saw most of action at right tackle position … Named to NWAA Freshman All-American Team … Team averaged 494.9 yards per game while in starting lineup … Named Newcomer of the Year at team’s annual awards banquet … Graded out at 100 percent in just his second collegiate game, against Pittsburgh … Earned letter.

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