Falcons are making a mistake by not playing Deadrin Senat
In the midst of the Atlanta Falcons worst start since 2007, when they started 1-7, a question has to be asked – where in the world is Deadrin Senat?
When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Senat in 2018, Dan Quinn “loved” him and thought he had all the intangibles that he wanted in an inside tackle. (Watch the video here).
There were times last year, according to Pro-Football Focus, that Senat was the highest-rated defender for the Falcons. He played very well at times and like all rookies, disappeared at others. However, given the fact that Grady Jarrett is seemingly alone on the defensive line, could he play any worse than Tyeler Davison, Jack Crawford or Allen Bailey?
Looking over the injury report for the Atlanta Falcons from their first six games, Deadrin appeared on the injury report just once – back in week two and even then he was a full participant in practice.
As a rookie in 2018, Senat took no less than 20 percent of the defensive snaps for the Falcons and yet despite the horrendous start into the 2019 season and the lack of production outside of Grady Jarrett, Dan Quinn has not once activated the second-year player.
At this point, given how terrible the Falcons have been upfront, Deadrin Senat would be an arguable upgrade over the guys that are playing now. Why not let both Senat and John Cominsky both get snaps inside in order to better prepare them for the future?
Both guys are listed as second-team defensive tackles yet Senat has not played and Cominsky only has a hand full of snaps through six games.
Sure Dan Quinn is under a lot of pressure, this just seems like one of those easily correctable mistakes that could pay off in the near future.