NFL scouts have plenty of concerns about Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry’s ability to transition to the next level. Despite being the second-ranked running back in the 2016 NFL Draft, many scouts said that he could have a Trent Richardson-type run in the league.
It looks like one of the biggest NFL Draft sites, Pro Football Focus, agrees with many of those scouts.
PFF looked at three players the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers should consider drafting and when it came to Henry’s teammate Kenyan Drake, they said that he could have a better NFL career ahead of him.
“Drake doesn’t come with the hype of his Heisman-winning partner in Derrick Henry, but it’s not unreasonable to think that he might actually have a better pro career,” PFF stated.
Drake has come back from two big injuries the last few years. He broke his ankle in a nasty scene during the 2014 season and then fractured his arm last season, which knocked him out for two games in the 2015 season.
Drake has showed that he can both run the ball and go out and catch passes, which is an important stat to have in the NFL. He also showed his worth in the special teams game, returning kicks for 505 yards, including a 95-yard return for a touchdown in the 2015 national championship game.
What do you think, fans? Is Drake poised to have a better career than Henry in the NFL?
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