Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes offensive linesmanSeantrel Henderson
(77) as they face the Louisville Cardinals in the Russell Athletic Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports
HEIGHT: 6-7 WEIGHT: 331 COLLEGE: Miami
10 YARD SPLIT: 1.71 BENCH: n/a BROAD: 7’11”
A first round talent with red flags, Henderson could be a diamond in the rough for the Chiefs if they think they can unlock his potential. Henderson has been suspended multiple times for violating team rules at Miami and has been accused for not giving his full effort during games.
Things at Miami have not necessarily been the best of late in terms of the direction of the program. Henderson also initially wanted to go to USC, but chose Miami after USC was hit with sanctions. One wonders if Henderson was ever truly comfortable with where he was at Miami and if a better fit would do him some good.
Reid is known for giving guys second chances and for taking on players with well documented off-field issues. Henderson’s issues seem to be mental, not criminal. He quit his Pro Day earlier this month for reasons that are unclear, and his two suspensions were drug related (probably pot). This could be a situation where the Chiefs benefit from an immense talent who just needs the right voice in his ear.
Here’s Rang on Henderson.
"A similarly jaw-dropping combination of size and power as San Diego Chargers 2013 first round pick D.J. Fluker, Henderson relies on his length and underrated lateral quickness to protect the edge against speed rushers. Typically, his long arms keep pass-rushers at bay and he plays with good patience, keeping his knees bent and his butt low to stop bull-rushers in their tracks."
Henderson could go anywhere from the fifth round to undrafted because of his off-field issues.