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NFL Draft 2017: Titans draft Villanova OT Brad Seaton in 7th round

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Brad Seaton will be the second active Villanova offensive lineman in the NFL.

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Villanova Wildcats offensive tackle Brad Seaton was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 7th Round of the 2017 NFL Draft with the 236th overall pick. The pick makes for a great draft for the Nova program as it transitions from the last season from Coach Andy Talley to the new leadership of his longtime assistant Mark Ferrante.

Checking in at 6’8” and 310-pounds, Seaton has plenty of size for an NFL lineman, and moves well all-things-considered. While not a combine participant, Seaton worked out for teams at Villanova’s pro-day and participated in the College Gridiron Showcase. It was at that showcase where he was able to meet with representatives of the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Texans, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears. That showcase was then followed up with a number of visits with teams individually.

He rose quickly after the season, with teams showing interest. Some analysts were calling him the “steal of the draft” as his profile rose.

His hulking frame makes it difficult for defenders to navigate around him, and with his upper body strength he easily pushes defensive linemen around. He’s agile for his size, and maneuvered well in the Wildcats blocking scheme. He’s likely viewed as a project at the next level, but he clearly has the physical tools to succeed.

He broke into the starting lineup for Villanova in the 2014 season and quickly became a key piece of the Villanova offense. His 2015 season was marred by injury, but he came back strong this past Fall.

Congrats Brad, and good luck with your new career!