NFL Mock Draft 2016: Latest rumors and projections

30. Carolina Panthers: Derek Henry, RB, Alabama


If there is one team I could see making Henry a first round pick, it’s the Carolina Panthers. While address cornerback is a more pressing need, there are enough of them in this class to justify waiting until the second round.

The Panthers like to run the football, and Henry has shown in college that he can be a workhorse back. Jonathan Stewart isn’t getting any younger, and maybe having Henry behind him for a year or two could be exactly what’s needed to get the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner’s full potential out of him in the NFL.

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