After posting a 22-rep bench press at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis yestersay, Alabama’s Heisman-winning running back continued to impress NFL scouts in Day 2 by putting up some impressive numbers.
When Henry weighed in at 247 pounds on Day 1 of the combine, many questioned whether the record-setting running back was too heavy to make a true impact at the next level. He sure proved the doubters wrong as he ran a 4.54 official 40-yard dash and a 4.52 unofficial time. The second fastest time behind Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliot, who posted a time of 4.6 seconds.
— NFL (@NFL) February 26, 2016
He also got the attention of many after soaring in Lucas Oil Stadium on his way to a 37″ vertical jump. On top of this, Henry posted a 10′ 10″ broad jump, something that has not been accomplished by a running back his size.
Weighing in at 247 pounds, Alabama RB Derrick Henry had a 37" Vertical Jump 😮 pic.twitter.com/IbipJ7JygS
— 2020 NFL Draft (@DraftRT) February 26, 2016
At 247, Derrick Henry had a 37-inch vertical and 10'10" broad jump.Only three RBs have had better broad jumps since '08.All were 209 or less
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) February 26, 2016
4.52, 37" vertical and 22 reps on the bench. Derrick Henry is another species
— Justin Wagner (@jwag718) February 26, 2016
There has been a lot of speculation regarding Derrick Henry’s draft stock even though he broke the SEC record of Herschel Walker and Bo Jackson, while collecting a Heisman Trophy and national championship ring on top of that. With this great showing at the NFL Combine, Henry has made it known that he can take his talents to the next level and excel there too. With Alabama’s pro day coming up on March 9, Henry will have a chance to show just why he deserves to be a first-round draft pick come April 28.
Justin Wagner is the Lead Recruiting Analyst at Touchdown Alabama. You can follow him on Twitter at @jwag718.