NFL Draft Profile: Trey Dean III, Safety, Florida Gators

NFL Draft profile scouting report for Florida S Trey Dean III


An underdeveloped safety whose bet fit will be in the box at the next level where he can be an enforcer for a defense.


Physically imposing size, has great length and strong build to his upper body. Takes on the role in the Florida secondary as an enforcer despite being a rotational safety. Comes into the game looking to place a big hit on ball carriers. Makes some explosive hits running the alley, making sure ball carriers feel him on contact. Quick trigger in the run game, displays a good feel for his run fits and reading blocks in run support. Impressive burst out of his hips as a split field safety, showing good range as a hash to sideline coverage player that can cover ground. Comes out of his breaks with solid change of direction abilities to come downhill. A former cornerback, has the potential to be a tight end eraser in man coverage at the next level. Has bounced around the Florida secondary since coming in, struggling to find a position best suited for him. Limited playing time shows up in his lack for having a natural feel for spacing in coverage. Gets locked in on one receiver too often and misses the whole route concept. Foot speed is a concern, does not have the athleticism to run with slot receivers on a consistent basis. Quick trigger to run fit can cost him against play action as he is in too much of a hurry to make every single play behind the line of scrimmage. Over aggressive tackler who is willing to sacrifice efficiency for big hits, rarely wraps up on ball carriers and could see more misses on tape as he takes on an expanded role. A rotational safety with limited playing time, expected to take the starting role this fall. Impressive player in run support with a great feel for bringing the thump to ball carriers, does a good job of getting the ball down at or near the line of scrimmage. Coverage skills are still raw, has trouble seeing route concepts develop. A go for broke tackler who reaps benefits of big hits, will need to focus more on wrapping up ball carriers if he is going to see more snaps in 2021. An underdeveloped safety whose bet fit will be in the box at the next level where he can be an enforcer for a defense.


4th Round


Trey Dean III, from Hampton, Georgia, had made a name for himself in Florida beginning his freshman season where he was selected for the All SEC Freshman Team. He also has been on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll four times showing his ability to work hard on and off the field. He got off to an excellent start to his football career in Florida where he played both special teams and in the secondary giving his team a lift after his teammate Marco Wilson went down with a season ending injury. After starting nineteen games from 2019-2021, 2022 will look to be a big year for Trey and the Gators. Four-star recruit according to 247Sports. Cousin Ahmad Black was an All-American at Florida. Academic standout. Major is unknown. Has been a contributor to the defense and special teams since his freshman season.

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