The Alabama Crimson Tide have been very happy with the production that star running back Derrick Henry has given them through three weeks this season which has made him a contender for the Heisman Trophy award.
On Friday, ESPN’s Mel Kiper was asked what kind of grade Henry has and where he would could potentially be selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Kiper said that he views Henry as a solid second-round pick.
Solid 2. Not a knock based on where RBs are going. https://t.co/U59TtyZG61
— Mel Kiper Jr. (@MelKiperESPN) September 24, 2015
Henry has carried the football 54 times for 370 yards and seven touchdowns through Alabama’s first three game this season. Those numbers show why he is in the Heisman conversation and why he could have a very bright NFL career ahead of him.
At 6-foot-3 and 242 pounds, Henry is an extremely intimidating physical presence at the running back position. He is a bit similar to current Green Bay Packers star running back Eddie Lacy, who also played his college football career at Alabama.
Kiper is obviously very high on the talented Alabama running back and a second-round grade isn’t bad at all. Expect to see Henry continue to rise up the draft boards, if he keeps playing at a high level throughout the year.
No matter what happens, Henry appears to be selected on one of the first two days of the 2016 NFL Draft.
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