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NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Devin Santana, DE, Alabama State

2019 NFL Draft Profile by Matt Anzio

  • Player: Devin Santana
  • Position: DE/ 3-4 OLB prospect in the pros
  • School:  Alabama State
  • Height: 6’ 3
  • Weight: 260 Lbs
  • Draft:  2019
  • Projected Forty: 4.72
  • Projected Round: 7-UDFA
  • Number:  57
  • Hometown: Sickles Tampa Florida
  • 26 reps 225 at his last camp

Stats & News

  • 2018: Fifth Year SR that looks to take a big leap
  • Has played in 18 games over the last 2 season
  • Named team captain this coming season
  • Been Called a “Gym Rat” by his Coach Donald Hill Eley
  • Rotational Player that will get more playing time this yr


  • 2017 – 33 tackles, 7.5 TFL & 4 sacks
  • Part of a top Conference Defense that held teams to 303.5 ypg
  • 2016 : Appeared in 7 games with 8 tackles, & 3 QB hurries in limited play
  • 2015 – Transfered from FAU to Bama State

Scout Report

Trending upward Santana looks to earn a larger role in 2018.

Devin has seen time at DE & DT but best fits DE in a 43 or he definitely has the burst too play 3-4 OLB at the next level. Quick movement heavy but quick hand movement, gets a good  powerful punch around the shoulder pads and makes quick movements to win against bigger O linemen.

Or he also does a nice job getting low or ducks  on bigger lineman bursting up or around potential blockers.  His quickness, power, hand technique, non stop motor, pass rush ability & work ethic combined with his love of the game make him a coach’s dream. He works hard, very humble intelligent young man that his coaches & teammates really love. He is already giving back helping kids in his area get a playground built.  Type of guy that is not only good for a DL or LB corp but a City, a franchise the League

This is Devins year as a newly named captain that has been bulking up and improving his game should see a lot more time on the field this year.  His work ethic combined with his size & talent make him a player for scouts & GM’s to take a look at. After 2018 the name Devin Santana will be known in the scouting community.

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