Alabama star running back and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry has declared for the NFL Draft, according to ESPN’s Joe Schad.
Alabama RB Derrick Henry, the Heisman Trophy winner, will enter the NFL Draft, source tells ESPN. Henry had 2,219 yards and 28 TDs.
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 14, 2016
Henry, a former five-star recruit from the Jacksonville area, was absolutely dominant his junior season and near impossible to stop. He led the nation in both rush yards and rushing touchdowns as the Crimson Tide went on to win the SEC and also defeat Clemson in the national championship game earlier this week.
Next up for Henry, who is large for his position at 6-foot-3, 242 pounds, is the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis next month. Everyone seems to be split on how well he can do on the NFL level, but a clearer answer should be available by then once his skills are fully assessed in a non-game environment.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Henry’s path to the pros!
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