Alabama’s Heisman Trophy winning running back Derrick Henry declared for the 2016 NFL Draft. And in what goes against the customary, “I just want to go to a team that wants me” response when asked where they want to go, Henry actually named his preferred destination.
Henry revealed that he wants to be drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. “I feel like it has a great organization,” he said, per the Alabama Media Group.
Jerry Jones’ team could be needing a running back as well, they still have Darren McFadden who ran for 1,089 yards, but let Joseph Randle go in November. McFadden also has a lengthy injury history, although it would be unlikely that Dallas selects a running back with the fourth overall pick. But who knows, the Cowboys love a headline.
Henry, a junior, said on Friday that he received a second-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, which provides underclassmen feedback on their draft standing. He helped lead the Crimson Tide to a national title this season, rushing for a school single-season record 2,219 yards and 28 touchdowns in 15 games.
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