Deadrin Senat – Defensive Tackle
The former Florida State and South Florida defensive tackle was taken in the third round of the 2018 NFL draft. Former head coach Dan Quinn had a lot of great things to say about the undersized defensive tackle and really spent months trying to convince everyone that he was Grady Jarrett 2.0.
Instead, Senat has played in just 22 games over his first three seasons, 15 of them were in his rookie year. After being inactive for just one week in his rookie year, he has been inactive for 25 of the 32 games the last two seasons.
He has accumulated 34 tackles, two tackles for loss, and a fumble recovery during his career. For a guy that was taken 90th overall in the NFL draft, he has clearly underperformed.
Dan Quinn never talked about him often over the last two seasons, so there is no immediate reason as to why he was seldom active. He was also rarely on the team’s daily medical report. A coaching staff change may have been exactly what he needed to jump-start his career.
Senat has been a ghost in Atlanta and desperately needs a breakout season if he is going to be on the roster this time next season – though there is a real chance he is cut before the start of the regular season in eight weeks.