Roderick Henderson – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Roderick Henderson

DT

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DT Alabama State 94 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'1 352 SR

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle

Overview:

Henderson had a great two years at Alabama State, where he appeared in 20 games, had 54 tackles, 19.0 for loss, 2 sacks, along with an impressive 5 blocked kicks, proving to be a monster on defense for the Hornets. He has great size, he also has good speed for the size of him, he is a solid tackler, and a tough nosed player. He is also a run stuffer, a hard hitter, and he wreaks havoc on defense. He is a good pass rusher, he also gets good pressure on the quarterback, and he is very relentless when going after the ball carrier. On top of that, he did a great job of blocking kicks on special teams, and he had a great number of tackles for loss. He also has a non stop motor, and is in on every play. He also plows his way through the offensive line in pursuit of the quarterback. The only thing I see is that he is not known as a big sack guy, but that does not hamper his game at all. With that said, I view Henderson as a day 3 pick, likely no later than the 5th round. He could be one of the few hidden gems in this years draft, and whoever drafts him is getting a player that gives his all. And with development, and enough time in the system, he could be a starter in the NFL.

Strengths:

Has great size for a Nose Tackle

A solid tackler

Gets good pressure on the QB

Is a good pass rusher

He plows his way through the offensive line

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Very relentless when going after the ball carrier

A run stuffer

A hard hitter

Has good speed for his size

A tough nosed player

Wreaks havoc on defense

Did a good job of getting the QB and backs down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Did a great job of blocking kicks on special teams

Weaknesses:

Not known as a sack guy

Career Stats:

Games Played: 20

Tackles: 54

Tackles For Loss: 19.0

Sacks: 2.0

Blocked Kicks: 5