Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry racked up the yards, accolades and trophies during a junior season that was one for the record books.
However, according to
However, no amount of hard work is going to land Henry with the Cowboys—who hold the No. 4 selection—in the first round unless they trade down.
One knock on Henry is that some experts feel like he benefited from a talented offensive line at Alabama. Bleacher Report's Matt Miller provided a stat that proves he ran behind talented run-blockers:
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Interesting @PFF_College stat: Derrick Henry ranked No. 17 on "Elusive Rating", which is a grade of how RBs do past what the OL gives them2016-1-14 20:44:05
Dane Brugler of CBS Sports wrote about Henry's weaknesses:
Like most big backs, Henry needs some space to get moving. He's not nearly as powerful running east to west. He also lacks ideal balance for the position, sporting a top-heavy frame and long legs which make it easier for defenders to tackle him low. This forces Henry to lunge, on occasion, rather than drive forward.
However, Henry is confident in his abilities and is going to focus on what he can do to get better.
"No, I'm not satisfied," he said, per Casagrande. "I'm never really satisfied. But all I worry about [is] what I can control."