Alabama Pro Day: Derrick Henry Sits Out 40-Yard Dash

    At Alabama's pro day, Derrick Henry sat out the 40-yard dash thanks to his performance at the NFL Combine.

    March 9, 2016



    At Alabama’s pro day, Derrick Henry sat out the 40-yard dash thanks to his performance at the NFL Combine.


    As highly anticipated as always, Alabama’s pro day drew representatives from all 32 NFL teams. Unfortunately, they didn’t get to see too much of Derrick Henry.

    The Heisman Trophy winner chose not to partake in the 40-yard dash or other tests after boosting his draft stock at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

    Measured at 6-foot-3, 247 lbs Henry ran a 4.54-second 40-yard dash and threw up 22 reps on the bench press at the combine. He also recorded a 33-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-10-inch broad jump.

    Before the combine, Henry was projected to go in the second round, but now his draft stock is leaning toward the back of the first round. One team whose interest in Henry has increased is the New York Giants, who took their time in analyzing the former Crimson Tide star.


    Henry and Ezekiel Elliott are the top running back prospects in the draft class, and the former has definitely narrowed the gap. He’s a top-heavy, downhill runner with creativity in the second and third levels. Moreover, he learned a lot about pass-blocking and route running during his stint in Tuscaloosa, Ala., skills that prove lucrative come draft day.


    MORE: Who gets drafted first, Ezekiel Elliott or Derrick Henry?

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