Scouting Report: Brandon Deaderick

Written by Will Spencer on February 25, 2010



Brandon Deaderick


Position: DT School: Alabama
Height: 6’3 7/8" Weight: 314 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time:

Overall Grade:

5.68

Draft Projection:

4th Round




Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 4.5
Speed 8 3.5
Quickness/Agility 10 5
Strength/Explosion 10 6
Athletic Ability 8 4
Durability 8 7.5
Character 6 6
Production/Experience 6 4.5
Toughness 8 7
Potential 10 7


Defensive Line Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Run Stopping 8 5.5
Pass Rushing 8 4.5
Awareness 8 6.5
Hand Placement 8 6



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

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.


Weaknesses

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.

Analysis

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.


Experience

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

2009: n/a
2008: n/a
2007: n/a
2006: n/a

Academics

Unknown major at Alabama.

Injuries

No injury history.

Off-field incidents

Deaderick was shot in the arm during a robbery attempt in 2009.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 23 10 13 1 0 0 0
2008 35 13 22 4 0 0 0
2007 22 7 15 2 0 0 0
2006 2 1 1 0 0 0 0






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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.