2017 NFL Draft: Brad Seaton Scouting Report

Player Name: Brad Seaton

H/W: 6’7 310

Position: Offensive Tackle

School / Class: Villanova / RS Senior

Measureables: 5.37 40, 24 bench press, 26″ vertical jump, 8’09” broad jump, 7.84 3 cone drill

The Tape

2014 vs Liberty (#79)

2016 vs St. Francis (#79)

2016 vs South Dakota State (#79)

Highlights

Strengths:

  • Experience – A three year starter that has seen a lot of things from opposing defenses, even on the FCS level where Villanova resides. An All-CAA pick the past two seasons. Can execute every type of block with good success, particularly cut blocking. Entrenched himself as the man at left tackle very early on in his career and never looked back. 30 straight starts to end his career.
  • Athleticism – Yeah, the 5.37 40 isn’t the most nimble but 40 times for offensive linemen usually are overrated. On tape, he explodes off the snap and actively searches for secondary targets to hit on the second level. Lateral agility really surprised me. Footwork is a major plus for a guy his size. He’s really good when pulling on screen plays. Light on his feet and mirrors the pass rusher. In three games that I saw of him, he didn’t get beat once.
  • Fundamentals – Sound fundamentals. Base is excellent. Anchors very well despite his massive frame. Run blocking is a thing of beauty. “Guides” his assignment into the wash never to be seen again. Has just enough strength and length to keep pass rushers at bay. I grade his footwork out to be that of a 3rd round tackle prospect.

Weaknesses:

  • Leverage – A guy his size can be beat by being out leveraged by quicker and smaller defensive ends and linebackers. Not much he can do about genetics but technique can overcome this. Difficult for him to hunker down and get set in pass pro quickly due to size. It’s an awkward thing, really. Needs to learn how to combat the leverage issue with imposing his will as a blocker.
  • Consistency – I noticed that he is consistent and often repetitive in his blocking assignments / technique. Doesn’t…

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