Seantrel Henderson was a 5 star recruit out of high school with lofty expectations. Some experts believed he was the best offensive lineman to entire the college ranks in recent memory. However, multiple injuries and off the field issues have seen Henderson’s stock drop. This could be good news to a team willing to take a chance on Henderson’s massive potential.
Seantrel is a behemoth of a man. He’s 6’7″ and 331 pounds with long arms (7 foot wingspan). His size and length give him the ability to negate any edge rusher. With the proper coaching and locker room environment, Henderson can develop into an elite left tackle. He even shows the ability to be an effective run blocker. His surprising quickness allows him to get to the second level and his length allows him to keep defenders engaged. His injury history is a red flag, but he was injury free in his final college season. Henderson has some issues with his technique such as dropping his head in front of his feet and using poor footwork that mismanages his massive size.
The Panthers are in dire need of a new left tackle to replace Jordan Gross. Gettleman and Rivera believe Byron Bell might be able to step in and fill that role but I’m not buying it. Bell barely held up at right tackle. The idea of him protecting Cam’s blindside terrifies me. Henderson is currently a late round pick and is worth a look in the 4th or 5th rounds. If he develops his character and work ethic and remains injury free, he could be the Panthers left tackle for the next decade and the steal of the draft.