Deadrin Senat (#10) was a defensive tackle for University of South Florida. Senat attended Immokalee High School. In his final two years of high school, Senat recorded 156 tackles, four sacks, 12.5 tackles for loss, 11 pressures, 2 forced fumbles, and 3 fumble recoveries. During his high school career, Senat saw time on both sides of the ball. As a member of the offensive line, Senate had 23 total pancake blocks during his career. Senat was named first-team 5A All-State Selection as a senior and received First-Team All-Area Honoree.
Senat had a very successful season at the University of South Florida. Though being a redshirt in 2013, Senat quickly saw time in 2014 where he saw action in 12 games and started 2 games against Wisconsin and Tulsa. Senat finished his first season with 18 tackles and .5 tackles for loss. In 2015, Senat saw time in 12 games making 10 starts at defensive tackle. Senat finished the season leading defensive tackles with 46 tackles as well as adding 5.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Senate finished his collegiate career with 179 tackles (104 solo), 23.5 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 1 pass deflection, 2 forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. Senat reflected on his career at USF by saying, “it was one of the biggest decisions I have probably made in my life and just choosing to go there was a blessing and doing the things I did at South Florida just means so much to me.”
Senate said his toughest matchup came against every game he played in college. Senat said, “I had the mentality that every game was going to be tough because people wanted to beat us.” Senat also went on to say that, “if I think they are good I am going to give them credit.” Each week he believed it was a different challenge. Week in and week out he had to study countless times just to know his opponent so he could pick out their weaknesses. Senat was able to take advantage of those weaknesses and because of that he found success on the field and is fulfilling his dream of the NFL. Senat never slows down, he has shown that he gives 110% each play and because of his big body frame he is able to redirect blocks. Senat has fast hands and is very violent when trying to shed the blocks to apply pressure.
Due to his success on the field, Senat was invited to participate in both the East-West Shrine game and the Combine. Senate was asked about his main focus as he prepared to compete in the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine and he said, “I am just trying to soak in as much information as possible on the run game and pass rush game and just getting ready to be an NFL player for the most part.” Senat has been doing a lot of extra position work so he can soak in things that he didn’t get to before. With the 2018 NFL Combine concluding last week, Senat put up a lot of good numbers and earned a 5.5 grade from NFL Scouts which means he has the potential to become an NFL starter. Senat ran a 5.16 40 yard dash, 35 reps at bench, 26 inch vertical and 100 inch broad jump.