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Prospect Profile: Derrick Henry



Running back | Alabama | Junior

Height:6 feet, 3 inches| Weight: 247 pounds

College Stats

2015: In his first season as a full-time starter, Henry rushed for a school and SEC record 2,219 yards and averaged 147.9 yards per game. His 28 rushing touchdowns broke the SEC's record of 23, previously held by Tim Tebow and Tre Mason. Henry earned the Crimson Tide's second Heisman Trophy and led his team to the College Football Playoff National Championship. He also won the Doak Walker and Maxwell Award and was selected as the Walter Camp Player of the Year.

Career: Over his three-season career with Alabama, Henry played in 41 games. He recorded 3,591 rushing yards and 42 rushing touchdowns yards on 603 carries. His breakout 2015 season accounted for more than half of those numbers. Henry also added 285 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.54 seconds

Bench press: 22 reps

Vertical jump: 37 inches (5*)

Broad jump: 10 feet, 10 inches (t2*)

3-cone drill: 7.20 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.38 seconds

60-yard shuttle: 11.50 seconds (t4*)

*ranking among 2016 running back class at NFL Combine


Summary:Recognized for his size, many expect Henry to make an immediate impact on a team's running game. Despite being bigger than most running backs, he takes advantage of long strides, speed and explosiveness.

Henry wasn't a full-time starter until his junior year, but many will say that's no reflection on his talent. Henry shared playing time with Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon in 2013 and 2014, still tallying 172 carries and 990 rushing yards as a sophomore. As a true freshman in 2013, Henry played in 12 games and totaled 382 rushing yards, including 17 first-down conversions.

Stacking up: NFL Media analysts Mike Mayock and Bucky Brooks each listed Henry as the second-best running back prospect in their pre-combine position rankings, and Daniel Jeremiah ranked Henry 34th overall in his 50 top draft prospects after the combine.

In the record books: Henry holds the national high school football record for career rushing yards with 12,124, breaking Ken Hall's 51-year record. On Dec. 5, 2015 he broke Herschel Walker's single-season college rushing yards record in the SEC. During the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship game, Henry broke Shaun Alexander's record for most career rushing yards in Alabama history.

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