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An NFC Scouting Director called USF DL Deadrin Senat "a handful" at the East-West Shrine Game in NFL Media's Lance Zierlein's player breakdown.

"That guy was a handful in Tampa," the Scouting Director said. "Watch him in those practices if you can get the tape. Reminded me of what Javon Hargrave did when he was there." Zierlein lists Senat's low center of gravity and "fast-twitch" hands are strengths, while noting that he lacks lengths and can sometimes struggle to disengage. Still, he projects Senat to be a third-to-fourth round pick, meaning the 6-foot, 314-pound prospect could be off the board before the end of Day 2.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 3 - 9:38 PM

South Florida redshirt sophomore DeVontres Dukes is switching from WR to S this season.

Dukes (6'4/203) didn't play much in his redshirt freshman year, catching just three passes for 32 yards. With that size, he could be an enforcer at the safety position, and he obviously has some speed considering the position he was playing. Expect Dukes to compete for time in the depleted USF defensive backfield.
Apr 3 - 6:33 PM

NFL Draft Scout's Rob Rang writes that South Florida QB Quinton Flowers could be a "diamond in the rough."

Scheme is important for any player, but it will be particularly important for a player like Flowers, as Rang notes. "Given his height and sporadic accuracy, Flowers is not a fit for everyone," he writes, "but his resiliency, arm strength and improvisational playing style could give him a chance to surprise in the right scheme." Many believe that Flowers is going to end up playing a different position at the next level, but because of those skills listed above, he might just get a chance to play the premium position at the highest level.
Apr 3 - 6:28 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that South Florida DB Deatrick Nichols "looked fantastic" during his pro day on Monday.

Nichols was one of the most talked about players after his practices at the East West Shrine Game, so this builds on his rising stock. " I’m told he timed in the mid to low 4.3’s in the forty with several times reading 4.33s," Pauline writes. "He then looked outstanding in drills." At 5-foot-10, 189-pounds, Nichols has the build and size to be a solid hybrid defensive back, and should go off the board in the middle of Day 3.
Mar 26 - 5:57 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares South Florida WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling to Jets WR Charone Peake.

"Height, weight, speed prospect with intriguing deep ball capabilities as a big field stretcher," writes Zierlein. "Valdes-Scantling is a work in progress who hasn't learned how to create leverage within his linear routes and doesn't have the ball skills he will need to win downfield." The 6-foot-4, 206-pound wideout did impress in Indianapolis at the combine with a 4.37 second 40 yard dash, but his inconsistent production right in 2017 makes him a late-round prospect right now.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 19 - 12:06 PM

USF DT Deadrin Senat posted a composite athletic score in the 12th percentile at the 2018 NFL Combine.

Rotoworld's Josh Norris tweeted he is willing to take the leap of faith on Senat despite the poor athletic performance. Senat has been one of Norris' favorite prospects since prior to the East-West Shrine game, as he offers run stuffing skills as a 1-technique while also creating some disruption as an upfield player.
Mar 5 - 10:55 AM

South Florida QB Quinton Flowers ran the 40 yard dash in 4.63 seconds on Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Flowers was a lock to post the top time when Louisville's Lamar Jackson decided to not run. While this is an impressive time for a quarterback -- or a human being, really -- it's not a great time for a running back; a position many project Flowers to play at the next level. Still, he has a chance to be an NFL player because of his ability to make tacklers miss in the open field. He just may not run by as many people as some anticipated.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 3 - 9:46 PM

South Florida WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling ran the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Valdes-Scantling comes equipped with desirable size -- he measured 6-foot-4, 206 pounds in Indianapolis -- and has plus-speed at his disposal, on display during Saturday's 40-yard jaunt. His sprint of 4.37 seconds was the second fastest among wideouts at the combine, trailing only the 4.34 seconds of LSU WR D.J. Chark. Beyond the straight-ahead run, though, Valdes-Scantling is an inconsistent route runner and remains raw on many technical levels. Consider him a possible Day 3 project. At the very least, his speed and size combo is intriguing.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 3 - 3:15 PM

South Florida QB Quinton Flowers was asked to do running back drills at the NFL Combine.

USF RB coach Shaun King also told Ian Rapoport that Flowers will be a punt returner in the NFL and will showcase that skill for evaluators in Indy. We're on board with all of this. Flowers (5'10/202) is electric with the ball in his hands, but he isn't an NFL-caliber passer.
Mar 3 - 1:59 PM

USF senior TE Elkanah "Kano" Dillon is leaving the South Florida program.

Dillon was not a big part of the USF offense in 2017, catching just 11 passes for 118 yards on the season. The 6-foot-5, 262-pound tight end plans to graduate in May, so he'd be eligible for immediate playing time if he decides to transfer to another FBS program.
Feb 2 - 5:54 PM

Bleacher Report draft writer Matt Miller wrote that South Florida DL "made himself money" for his work in the week of the East-West Shrine Game.

Senat was consistently reported as being dominant during East-West Shrine Game practices, and he made a couple of nice plays in the game on Saturday as well. One scout texted Miller to compare him to superstar DT Aaron Donald, although Miller says the comparison mostly comes because of their size (6'0/322). "He was unstoppable in drills and would draw huge crowds and all the eyes in the stands when he would go one-on-one with blockers in practice," says Miller. "Senat did some of the same things and pushed himself up boards."
Jan 22 - 4:13 PM

South Florida RB D'Ernest Johnson ran for 31 yards on six carries for the East in a 14-10 loss to the West in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday.

Johnson also caught a pass for 12 yards. Outside of the catch and a 15-yard run, Johnson struggled to find much room to run, which was the case for most of the running backs on the day. The 5-foot-10, 204-pound tailback currently projects as a third-down back at the next level, and has received mostly late-round or UDFA grades from draft pundits.
Jan 20 - 7:06 PM

South Florida QB Quinton Flowers has left the East-West Shrine Game due to a death in the family.

Flowers (5'10/202) will not play in Saturday's game. The timing of a death of a loved one is never opportune. Particularly so in this case, as Flowers was trying to win fans in NFL front offices in advance of April's draft. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes Flowers will have to shift to RB in order to potentially make an NFL roster.
Jan 19 - 1:39 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline named South Florida DT Deadrin Senat one of the defensive winners during the East-West Shrine Game practices.

"The only person who as able to stop Deadrin Senat was in fact Deadrin Senat," Pauline wrote. "When fully energized, Senat showed a complete game; he was quick, explosive, powerful and fundamentally sound." The former USF defender measured on the short side (6'0/322) but because of the power he's shown, he's moved into the middle round discussion according to Pauline.
Jan 18 - 4:08 PM

South Florida RB D'Ernest Johnson met with the Jaguars and the 49ers on Tuesday.

Johnson (5'10/204) is competing for the East in the East-West Shrine Game this week, and is coming off a senior season where he ran for 796 yards and seven scores for the Bulls. He also caught 53 passes combined in his sophomore and junior seasons, so he could be looked at as a potential third-down back at the highest level.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 17 - 12:31 AM


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