Alabama running back Derrick Henry entered the NFL Scouting Combine this week with one thing to prove — that he is the top running back in this year’s draft class.
However, the numbers Henry put up on Friday are eerily similar to one of the best athletes in the NFL — Denver Broncos linebacker and Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller.
The extended version of the Derrick Henry/Von Miller mirror measurables pic.twitter.com/23DQRTWNkM
— Jack Andrade (@RealJackAndrade) February 26, 2016
Henry and Miller entered with almost identical height and weights, and they just about matched each other in the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump and broad jump.
The 6-foot-2, 247-pounder also posted a better 40-yard dash time than former Alabama running backs Mark Ingram and T.J. Yeldon. You can watch Henry’s run side-by-side with Ingram and Yeldon on the NFL Network’s cool simulcam.
The Heisman Trophy winning running back is projected by many outlets to be a second-round selection in April’s NFL draft.
Here are videos of Henry’s impressive day at the combine:
— InsideBamaRecruiting (@RTRnews) February 26, 2016
Lord Jesus, Derrick Henry is a FREAK..
37' Standing Vertical, 10' 10 Standing Broad Jump.
6'2, 247 POUNDS, PEEPS.. pic.twitter.com/GNnDZpw5th
— SWAGTASTIC K (@kanard_williams) February 26, 2016