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A second round pick of Miami in 2008, Chad Henne spent his rookie season as the top reserve to starter Chad Pennington. He’d become the Dolphins starting quarterback the next year when Pennington dislocated his shoulder and tore his rotator cuff in Week 3 absorbing a hit from Chargers linebacker Kevin Burnett.
Pennington’s season-ending injury signaled the start of the Chad Henne era in Miami.
Henne would go on to start 31 games for the Dolphins from 2009-11, though he never seemed to have a firm grip on the job. Miami posted a 13-18 record in Henne’s 31 starts.
“There are so many aspects to evaluating players when they come out and it’s all great on tape,” Chiefs Assistant GM Joel Collier explained in last year’s Inside The Combine Series on KCChiefs.com. “But you put them in the seat and you say, ‘talk to us a little bit about what motivates you,’ or ‘let’s talk about how you reacted to being benched.’
“As a coach, one of the things you want to know is if he can take the criticism. Or, instinctively, can he communicate on his feet in a decent matter. That’s not everything, but it’s another part of the equation to the whole thing.”
Recent records: Running back Chris Johnson, now with the Tennessee Titans, ran the 40 in 4.24 seconds in 2008. Defensive tackle Stephen Paea, now with the Chicago Bears, lifted a 225-pound weight 49 times in 2011. Cornerback Donald Washington, now with the Kansas City Chiefs, recorded a 45-inch vertical leap in 2009.