The New Orleans Saints finally selected a pass rusher in the third round of the NFL draft by taking Trey Hendrickson who had the highest pass-rushing productivity in the nation. He also led the nation in blocked kicks. Mike Mayock: “I like this guy. Daniel Jeremiah and I showed up at the East-West Shrine Game and we both kind of went nuts over this guy. Six-four, 266, he sticks his hand in the dirt and boy does he come after people. And then what I really liked — people say he has short arms and bla bla bla — but then he went to the combine and tested extremely well. So you’ve got an effort motor guy with really good measurables, except for the short arms. And all I’m telling you is New Orleans needs to affect the pass game and he’s going to be one of those guys that can stick his hand in the dirt or stand up depending on what they need.”
Mel Kiper Jr. compared new Saints DE Trey Hendrickson to Rob Ninkovich. If that proves to be true, it'd be a steal for the Saints.
— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) April 30, 2017
Our Lads: “Has a sweet push pull move that is effective because of his strong hands and quickness. Gets doubled and chipped several times a game. Locks out and sets the edge.”
Mike Detillier: “While others are bigger, faster and stronger, all Trey does is make one big play after another. He is just relentless in pursuit, and there is no quit in his game.”
Lacks great bulk and size. Needs to learn to play lower. Lack of play at an advanced level in college football was cited as a concern by many draft analysts.