Barring any changes, the man shown will wear #91, previously worn by the great athlete that is Will Smith. Trey Hendrickson looks to fill the shoes a great athlete once filled for the New Orleans Saints. The rookie, drafted in the third round, could look to provide what the Saints have been missing for a while: another great pass rusher.
Hendrickson played college at Florida Atlantic and was an absolute beast for the team. In 36 total games, Hendrickson compiled 125 total tackles, (68 solo), 41 tackles for a loss, and 29.5 sacks. When watching film on Hendrickson here are a few things I personally enjoy…
Trey Hendrickson always keeps his opponents guessing.
Although Trey Hendrickson isn’t the flashiest or strongest of edge rushers in this class, he knows what he does well, and that includes his variety of movements on the defensive line. Including a lethal swim move. Hendrickson succeeds quite well from these actions. These edge rushing techniques not only allow himself success against opposing offenses but helped Hendrickson accumulate nearly 30 sacks with Florida Atlantic.
What Hendrickson lacks he makes up for.
If you took a magnifying glass to Trey Hendrickson you’d probably notice a lot of faults. Right now analysts are concerned with Hendrickson’s arm length. But here’s why this fault personally doesn’t phase me: Hendrickson makes up his shortcomings with what he excells at. It’s blatantly obvious Hendrickson is a dynamic athlete, and it is in part with his explosiveness and athleticism that help propel this young man into success. With everything Hendrickson succeeds at on the defensive line, nobody really truly notices his shortcomings until he’s dissected.
Sure Hendrickson isn’t a phenomenal athlete. But, in this day and age, the New Orleans Saints need a playmaker who can generate sacks, and I believe that can be Trey Hendrickson. With a New Orleans Saints group with no defined starter opposite of Cameron Jordan, I truly believe Trey Hendrickson could step up for his team and do wonders. Could Trey Hendrickson follow in Will Smith’s footsteps and help pave a road of chaos for New Orleans?
Now although I personally adore the traits and capabilities Hendrickson possesses, I can only go so far in depth. Who Dat Dish analyst Ty Anania goes even further in depth with his article about Trey Hendrickson, and I strongly suggest everyone check it out. The link for that article can be found here.