7-Round Cincinnati Bengals NFL Mock Draft

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Nov 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Hurricanes offensive linesman Seantrel Henderson (77) blocks at the line of scrimmage against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Miami won 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Round 5: Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami: Once a five-star recruit, Seantrel Henderson has not put on a full display of his talent. The potential is certainly there, but it has not transitioned fully onto the field; however, with that said Henderson still is a very intriguing prospect. Having a scouts ideal size and strength, Henderson is an anchor with quick feet that can be explosive in the run game.

He has continued to improve in the pass protection as his time has went on. Sometimes he has been caught flat-footed, relying mainly on his strength rather than fundamentals. His arm length is explosive during the run game as he can get his hands on a defender and drive them to where he wants because of his size and strength.

Henderson struggles with leverage at times and even getting top-heavy, another reason why he ends up flat-footed at times. The main reason he falls this low is because of the off the field issues. He’s been injured, had made bad decisions, and dealt with personal tragedies. Henderson has all the intangibles and pieces that a scout wants in an offensive tackle, but Henderson has yet to put all the pieces together.

The Bengals would most likely keep him as a backup and help coach him up as time goes on. May end up being a huge gem in this draft class.

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