Ok, now that Larry Johnson mania is dead on TT, I decided to dig deeper into our current practice squad options. I didn't know much about Chris Henry so I decided to do some investigating. I found some pretty amazing stuff on Chris Henry. Check this out: "Height 5 ' 11.3 " Weight 230 lbs. Speed 4.40 ( Combine ) Graduation Year 2007 Birth Date 6/6/1985 Jersey # 19 Current Position HB Projected Position HB CDS Projected 2007 NFL Draft Round 3 Member Projected 2007 NFL Draft Round 3 Stats Season Year GP GS Att Rush Yds Avg Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Avg Rec TDs Fum Lost '03-'04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- '04-'05 11 --- 56 159 2.8 2 --- --- --- --- --- '05-'06 11 --- 34 119 3.5 --- --- --- --- --- --- '06-'07 12 6 165 581 3.5 7 21 197 9.4 1 --- Overview Chris is widely considered the second best "big back" in the draft with Louisville's Michael Bush's surprise announcement that he will not seek a medical RS year. Chris was recently spotlighted and interviewed here at condraft.com and can be found under our interview section. Chris comes out after his Junior season where he saw his first substantial action in his college career. He had to sit behind the Broncos Mike Bell and several underclassmen this year before taking over at midseason. Production was not impressive early in '06 as the Wildcats started 3 freshman and 2 sophomores along the offensive front. Look at what he did over the latter part of the year once that group had gelled for a look at his real talent and ability. Strengths Let's state the obvious: Chris is HUGE. He is 6-1, 235, and still runs a legit 4.4 40 time. He is a physical specimen. Henry has no problem picking up the blitz, and if nothing else will be a very good 3rd down back in the NFL. However, many, including myself, think he can offer a lot more to an NFL team. Chris is a downhill runner, and uses his incredible size to carry defenders for the extra 2-3 yards. Henry is also a very good receiver out of the backfield, providing a safety blanket for QB Willie Tuitama all season. Chris shined at the combine, probably the most talked about player there, finishing in the top 5 of all RB's for his 40 time(4.4), broad jump(10'7" ), 3 cone drill(6.96), and vertical leap(36"). Weaknesses A huge weakness is his lack of college production. 859 CAREER rushing yards and a career yard per carry of of just 3.4. Chris had to sit behind some very good running backs ahead of him and never really established himself among the younger guys. All scouts really can go off of is his potential and postseason workouts. Projection Chris may be the best big back in this year's draft, however, due to lack of college experience and production, I see him sliding a bit. With great Combine workouts, Chris solidified himself as a first day pick and may even move to the high 2nd round. Amazing for a player with so little experience in college." Maybe some of you are more familiar with him, and why is just a practice squad guy. His 4.40's speed with that size is unbelievable. As bad as our backfield has been, I could see giving him a legitimate chance and seeing what he does. Any thoughts?