Photo of Marcus Henry
Grade
5.05 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'2" Height
  • 294LBS. Weight

Overview

The 2014 and 2015 first-team All-Mountain West pick at center is not huge, overly athletic, nor physically dominating. But as far as sturdy, reliable linemen go, Henry could be seen as one of the better options in this year’s senior class. Henry also started as a sophomore at right guard, giving him some versatility that will be needed if he is to stick on an NFL roster.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 5.15 seconds
Vertical: 30 inches
Broad jump: 8 feet, 5 inches
Short shuttle: 4.59 seconds
3-cone: 7.7 seconds
Bench: 28 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Physical center who looks to finish blocks with authority when he gets the upper hand. Aggressive into first contact looking to jolt defender and set a tone. Uses forceful punch to twisters and blitzers that enter his domain. Plays with decent hip flexion and a wide base. Able to snap hips into contact and can drop his rear to anchor against bull rush. Recovery skills are better than expected. Competitive juices flare after being badly beaten on previous rep.

Weaknesses

Limited range as a blocker. Too slow climbing up to angles on second level and cut­off blocks will be challenging. Waist­bender with weight too far forward. Has short arms and small hands prevent him from consistently securing blocks after plus initial contact. Won’t generate much push as an in­line blocker. Limited as blocker in space with a high strikeout rate.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Sources Tell Us

"I actually think he's a better center prospect than Matt Paradis was and that guy is starting in the league." -- NFC South scout

Bottom Line

Three-year starter and part of a senior class that won 40 games while at Boise State. Henry lacks the length and size that teams want from draftable center prospects, but he plays with some pop and he works his butt off to stay on his blocks by any means necessary. The will and play demeanor are there to get him into a camp, but other traits may prevent him from hearing his name called in April.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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