Ex-Wagner basketball player looking to make jump to NFL

Ex-Wagner basketball player looking to make jump to NFL
Ex-Wagner basketball player looking to make jump to NFL

INDIANAPOLIS — Greg Senat at all times dreamed of taking part in March Madness growing up in Elmont. It just didn’t look relatively like this.

Senat is on the NFL Scouting Combine seeking to provoke teams and convince them he is worth drafting subsequent month. The 6-foot-6, 302-pounder went to Wagner to play basketball, which he did for four years there. However he also has performed soccer for the prior years, and now the tackle is hoping to play within the NFL in preference to the NBA.

he’s viewed as a uncooked talent in this draft, anyone who can turn into a fair player with the fitting coaching. He had not played football for the reason that ninth grade whilst he approached the football coaches at Wagner ahead of the 2016 season about joining the crew. He initially thought he might play tight finish, but as an alternative learned methods to play proper tackle.

Senat said his basketball history is helping him as a blocker.

“whilst you are blockading at the field, you’re principally just shielding sliding on other people, staying in entrance of a defender,” he said. “i feel taking part in basketball has helped me develop fast toes and that sort of conditioning and quick twitch that you just need to play offensive line.”
NFL teams are intrigued through Senat’s attainable, but also query his commitment to playing soccer full-time.

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“a few of them could have questions about why i started so past due or if I nonetheless have any basketball player left in me,” he stated. “But I’m absolutely committed to this. i like the sport. I’m satisfied to be right here, and i believe I’m doing what I’m alleged to be doing.”

On Friday, Senat went during the drills. He submit the fourth-absolute best time within the three-cone drill amongst linemen and was once 13th in the wide bounce.

Senat went to the East-West Shrine Sport in January, the place he were given to face stiffer competition than he saw at Wagner. He initiatives as a proper take on within the NFL, however said he believes he could play either side.

“i feel they just see me as a tackle, somebody who they have got to place just a little time into to teach me the sport but who can play anywhere,” Senat said. “i might like to be a left tackle in the NFL. That’s the head there, and i believe i will be able to surely do this.”

As for basketball, the fifth-yr senior now just watches his former Wagner teammates. The Seahawks are 23-EIGHT after Saturday’s NEC Event victory in opposition to Robert Morris and can play LIU Brooklyn within the ultimate Tuesday.

“Shout-out to these guys,” Senat stated. “Keep operating and make it to the NCAA Match.”

And if somebody at the mix wants to check Senat’s hoops talents in a game of one-on-one?

“i feel everybody here is aware of i would probably beat them,” Senat stated.

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