DT, Sen'Derrick Marks, Auburn
|At A Glance|
Position 1: Defensive Tackle
|Position 2:||Weight: 295|
|Class: Junior||Age: 21|
Projected Round: 2nd-3rd
|Bench reps: X||Vertical: 33|
|20yd Split: 2.88||Broad Jump: X|
|10yd Split: 1.68||20yd Shuttle: X|
|3 Cone Drill: X|
Pros:Projects as a solid run defender, with good strength, especially in the lower body. Shows some great potential for burst and quickness, with flashes of elite closing speed for the position.
Cons:Did not have a strong junior campaign, and battled injuries, yet chose to declare anyways. Seems to have conditioning issues, and loses his strength and speed rather quickly in the game. Does not show the potential to anchor against double teams.
Styg's Broncos "fit": This prospect should only be looked at as a rushing DE. Spotty track records with character and injuries make me lean towards dismissing him altogether, but he has legitimate talent with good speed. As a two star fit with the Broncos he won't be able to slip down the boards far enough for Denver to consider him.
While he certainly has the skill and potential, he should have probably returned for his senior season. He flashes a lot of athleticism and quickly, but has some real upper body strength issues. Slowed by ankle injuries during his junior season. Could begin his career as a backup, but will see time in pass rush situations.
Even following a disappointing junior season, Marks elected to enter the draft. While he certainly has the skill and potential, he should have probably returned for his senior season. He flashes a lot of athleticism and quickly, but has some real upper body strength issues. Slowed by ankle injuries during his junior season. Could begin his career as a backup, but will see time in pass rush situations. Had 10.5 tackles for a loss and two sacks during his junior year.
Colts fans have their eye on a DT in the draft, and sen'derrick is one of them...
The reason that I would like someone like Peria Jerry or Sen’Derrick Marks (even though he’s more of a three technique tackle) is that they are smart tackles that are students of the game. Especially Jerry from what I understand. I would rather have someone who studies a lot that a lot of a talent who is lazy. That’s what seperates the good players from the great players.
~At Stampede Blue, SBNation Colts blog
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- Marks is not one of those interior linemen who just takes up space on the line and causes havoc with his size. Instead, Marks is a great athlete who can use his relative agility to be a force against both the run and the pass....[see more]
- Marks has your typical skill set of a highly athletic, smaller defensive tackle who is only going to play 3-technique in the pros, usually in the Tampa 2 defense. Auburn asked him to play defensive end in his first two seasons, but wasn't the monster statistically I thought he could have been. He is likely going to come off the board in the second or third rounds....[see more]
- Sen'Derrick Marks had a big reputation entering the 2008 season, but battled ankle injuries all year. He elected to enter the draft anyway, and is likely relegated to the middle rounds, where his run stuffing ability will be desired. He is a much better athlete than you would guess at first glance, and he has surprising quickness. He is an interesting player that could carve out a role in a rotation at the NFL level and represent a low risk pick - provided that his injury history checks out. [see more...]
- Was a three-year starter in the SEC...While recruiting another player Tommy Tuberville saw this guy dunk a basketball and offered him a scholarship on the spot...Appeared in three games but redshirted in 2005...Started at defensive tackle in 2006 and earned numerous Freshman All-American honors...Moved outside to defensive end in 2007 and played part of the season with a hernia, which later required surgery to repair...Moved back inside to defensive tackle in 2008 and despite being hampered by ankle injuries all year long was named 2nd Team All-SEC...Talented player who came out after a so-so junior campaign and probably would've gone much higher next year...Has the tools to be an impact player but needs to take full advantage of a pro strength program and stay healthy...Prototypical three-technique. [see more...]