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February 26, 2014

Combine profile: Miami OT Seantrel Henderson

Name: Seantrel Henderson    

Position: Offensive tackle

Height/weight: 6-7/331

School/Class: Miami/Senior

Projected round: 3rd-6th

Career highlights: Though he was recruited as a left tackle, Henderson saw most of his action at right tackle during his career. He earned All-ACC honorable mention in his final two seasons with the Hurricanes.

Did you know?: Henderson was the first lineman in the history of Parade Magazine to be named its high school player of the year when he won the award in 2009.

Quotes: “Everybody wants you to play good or play the best you can, and I think some people think you’re supposed to be mistake-free, but you’re still a kid,” Henderson said at the Senior Bowl. “I feel like there is a lot of pressure and expectations, but maturing over the years, that’s the best thing I’ve got going.”

Panthers’ level of interest: The reason why our projected round for Henderson is so wide is because of his character, and to a less degree, his play. Henderson has a well-documented past that includes multiple suspensions from a program that is historically lax on player discipline. Maybe he was too hyped coming out of high school, and that can cripple a young player trying to quietly make his way. The reason he could go as high as the third round is his size. No one at the combine looked more like a left tackle than Henderson, and no one at the Senior Bowl played more like a right tackle than Henderson. In a sense, Henderson’s a tweener, and there’s no guarantee he will evolve into the left tackle everyone hoped for coming out of high school. But if the Panthers think they can fix Henderson, despite his character issues, the team could take a flyer on him in the third or fourth round.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on February 26, 2014 at 10:54 AM | Permalink

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