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Combine Results

Grade
5.07 ?
  • 4.43 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 118.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.13 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.67 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'8" Height
  • 30 1/4" Arm Length
  • 194LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Has a 2-year-old son, Henry Jr. Was a two-way player as a Texas prep at running back and defensive back. Over his final two high school seasons, he ran for 2,636 yards and 35 touchdowns. Saw action in all 13 games (one start) for Missouri as a true freshman in 2010, rushing 76 times for 437 yards (5.8-yard average) and five touchdowns with four receptions for 19 yards (4.8) and zero touchdowns. Entered the '11 season third on the depth chart, but moved into the starting lineup in Week Three and went on a tear. In that contest against Western Illinois, he played just one half -- and put on a 14-263-3 performance. Was fifth in the nation in rushing when he suffered a horrific left knee injury against Texas on Nov. 12, tearing his patellar tendon, ACL, MCL and both the lateral and medial menisci -- requiring three operations. For the season, he amassed 145-1,168-9 (8.1) on the ground, 10-91-0 (9.1) receiving and 6-149-0 (24.8) returning kickoffs in 10 games (eight starts). The 8.1-yards per carry set a school record. Had follow-up surgeries in March and May of '12 and spent that season rehabilitating the knee. After missing nearly 22 months of action, he returned to the gridiron in '13 and picked up where he left off -- starting 14 games and piling up 174-1,166-16 (6.7) on the ground and 10-65-1 (6.5) receiving. Became just the second tailback in Mizzou history to record two 1,000-yard campaigns. Had five rushes of 50-plus yards, including a 68-yard TD sprint against Murray State in his first game back and an 86-yard run vs. Kentucky.

Analysis

Strengths

Quick-footed and agile -- smooth handling. Nice one-cut ability and burst through the hole. Good long speed. Averaged 7.4 yards per carry his last two seasons. Did not fumble as a junior. Well-liked and highly respected by teammates and coaches. Exhibited mental toughness persevering through injury.

Weaknesses

Durability is a concern -- is small-framed and not built to withstand the constant pounding of the pro game. Limited run strength (not a pile mover). Exposes himself to some violent hits. Was used sparingly as a receiver and returner. Benefited from wide splits and light boxes.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6-7

Bottom Line

Short, darting, change-of-pace zone runner who will have to carve a niche as a third-down back. With a son to support and the memory of a gruesomely severe knee injury in 2011 (torn ACL, MCL, meniscus and patellar tendon), left school early despite tepid draft projections. Is the type you root for, but will have to prove his chops as a receiver and pass protector to stick.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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