There has been a lot of talk about Seantrel Henderson from his time in college to his move to the NFL.
A former 247Sports.com 5-star recruit, Henderson has had a slew of question marks arise about his character.
Before the 2012 season, the Miami tackle was suspended for a violation of team rules.
At his pro day, Henderson was unable to finish his workout in front of various NFL scouts and coaches.
To top things off, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Henderson tested positive for marijuana at the NFL Scouting Combine.
So, as a seventh-round pick, it was clear that Henderson was going to have one chance to prove that he belongs in the NFL.
He took a solid step in the right direction on Sunday, dominating in the NFL’s preseason opener against the Giants.
Starting at left tackle in place of injured starter Cordy Glenn, Henderson was put to the test against Jason Pierre-Paul, who is widely believed to be one of the top pass-rushers in the NFL.
Henderson displayed nearly flawless technique, exhibiting good bending at the knees, constantly replacing his hands as Pierre-Paul attempted to rip through and displaying solid footwork.
Also, he was working well in the run game, always making an attempt to throw a block and reach the second level.
Henderson didn’t look like a rookie, passing his first big test as an NFL player.
Although it’s early, Henderson could make a push to earn playing time early—especially with the struggles of second-round pick Cyrus Kouandjio.