De’Angelo Henderson-RB-Coastal Carolina
Size: 5’7 208lbs

De'Angelo Henderson

Strengths:

  • Speed
  • Powerful runner
  • Decisive
  • Tackle-breaker
  • Solid hands
  • Willing blocker

Analysis: De’Angelo Henderson was a force at Coastal Carolina— He scored in 35 straight games, setting the Division I record by falling just shy of Danny Woodhead’s NCAA All-Division mark that he set at Chadron State. He has access to an accelerator that gets him around the corner or through the line of scrimmage quickly. Ran a verified 4.49 40 in early 2016. Runs bigger than his listed size. Unafraid to drop the pad level and get it on with would-be tackler. Powerful lower body with balanced base to maintain his feet despite a big hit from an angle. Willing worker between tackles. Runs through initial contact and makes tacklers work for it. Decisive runner. Low center of gravity with sudden, one-cut ability. Solid pass catcher with long speed and open-field shiftiness to hit the big play out of the backfield. Able to adjust his body to poorly thrown balls. Adequate pass-protection skills.

Weaknesses:

  • Patience
  • Consistency and technique in pass protection
  • Size question marks
  • Never faced elite competition

Analysis: De’Angelo Henderson needs to develop better patience between the tackles, he appears to make decisions to grind forward a little too early at times. His creativity as a runner can be a little inconsistent. Has the feet to make defenders miss but doesn’t always do it. Needs work on consistency and technique in pass protection. Doesn’t have the size to continue taking on tacklers as often as he does at next level. Outstanding production came at lower level of competition.

NFL Comparison: Branden Oliver

Draft Projection: Round 6

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