Scouting Report: Brandon Deaderick
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Played defensive end for Alabama’s 3-4 scheme. Hard to move once he establishes leverage. Solid awareness and good hand placement. Average initial punch and has sound gap responsibility. Plays with a good motor. Gets his hands up when the quarterback throws the ball. Locks out his arms on the blocker and reads the play well. Keeps blockers off the linebackers. Solid tackler when given the opportunity. Can collapse the pocket and has a nice bull rush when rushing the passer.
Speed is only adequate. Upper body strength is only adequate. Struggles to get off blocks to make the play. Doesn’t always play with leverage. Will often stand straight up after the snap and play high. Not fast enough to be a one gap defensive tackle in the NFL. Needs to develop some variety in his pass rushing moves.
Deaderick has a solid amount of experience in a complex, 3-4 scheme. Needs to develop his upper body strength and add some bulk to effectively play the 5 technique in the NFL, which may be his only possible position. His first step is not quick enough to be a one-gap penetration player. Deaderick is a hard worker that played in an NFL style scheme for a former NFL head coach. His skill set and experience will make him a nice addition to a 3-4 team in the middle rounds of the draft.
Two year starter at Alabama. Played in all 13 games as a sophomore, starting in 7 and saw action in 7 games as a redshirt freshman.
Awards and Honors
Unknown major at Alabama.
No injury history.
Deaderick was shot in the arm during a robbery attempt in 2009.
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