This isn’t exactly a household name, but Andrew Sendejo is a talented strong safety with a lot of starting experience. Originally an undrafted free agent out of Rice, Sendejo played for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL before getting his chance with the Dallas Cowboys. After that, he had a brief stint in the 2011 offseason with the New York Jets, then found himself a home with the Minnesota Vikings.
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Sendejo developed over a few years in Minnesota and ended up going from a special teams ace to the starting strong safety. He wound up playing in 93 games for the Vikings, with 58 starts. During that time, he proved to be a valuable weapon on their defense as he had 355 tackles with six interceptions.
Often ranked high, Sendejo saw his grade slip some in his limited time on the field in 2018. In what proved to be his final season with Minnesota, he played in just five games as he battled a groin injury. However, 2017 was Sendejo’s best year as a pro according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required) as they gave him a score of 80.9 and it wouldn’t be crazy to think he could return to that form as long as he’s healthy.
Sendejo wouldn’t be a splash signing, but he could be affordable while still bringing a ton of starting experience to the team.
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