- AProjectionRound 2-3
- Hand8 ⅝
Strong Points: Very productive. Quick, fast and explosive. Very quick to the hole with outstanding vision/instincts. Might lack size but runs hard and picks up yards after contact. Can cut in the hole and find a seam. Capable of breaking a long run at any time. Soft hands and a very reliable receiver. Good route runner. Consistently makes the first man miss. Durable at the college level.
Weak Points: Natural size and he doesn't have the frame to get much bigger. Willing blocker but not consistently effective. At his size, how long will he hold up?
The Way We See It: One of the more exciting runners in this draft, Henderson played in a read-option offense and was highly productive running the ball both inside and outside. He uses speed and quickness to explode through the hole. Henderson should be fit in any offense, and though he lacks ideal size he plays bigger and stronger than he measures. Henderson is not a real power runner but consistently creates after contact. He is excellent in the open field, with a number of long runs to prove it. He has soft hands, and adjusts to the ball very well. Henderson knows how to get open after being used extensively as a receiver. He'll fit in any scheme but might be most effective in an offense like the ones in Philadelphia, Kansas City and Chicago.
Arthur Arkush: We don't have to tell you Henderson is a gamebreaker; his ridiculous 8.2-yard career rushing clip tells that story for us. But don't mistake him as the product of Memphis' high-octane shotgun spread attack. Henderson has exceptional acceleration once he hits the second level but also the vision to see holes opening in front of him and the contact balance to create all of those explosive plays. He doesn't have prototypical feature RB size but don't tell him that. Henderson gets downhill and looks to punish linebackers and safeties and has the low center of gravity to avoid unnecessary exposure. Though he doesn't have a ton of receiving experience, he appears natural in that area, part of his versatile background that includes wildcat QB and return duties in addition to aligning throughout the formation as a pass catcher.
Best Fit: Bears, Eagles, Chiefs, Steelers
Red Flags: None
NFL Comp: Dalvin Cook