Former Alabama running back Derrick Henry is making a good first impression with the Tennessee Titans.
Some of Henry’s new teammates are enamored with the Heisman Trophy winner’s enormous size, including veteran tight end Delanie Walker.
“I have been sizing up Henry, man. He’s a big dude,” Walker told TitansOnline.com’s Jim Wyatt. “… He’s a good dude. I’m just messing with him, giving him a hard time because I feel like he’s going to be a monster for this team. I usually don’t talk to the rookies until they make the team but he’s one of the guys I think can help this team out.
“He’s probably one of the biggest running backs I’ve seen.”
One of Henry’s former opponents also has become one of his advocates. Fellow rookie and former Clemson defensive end Kevin Dodd has built a relationship with Henry despite the fact that Alabama beat Clemson in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship game. It appears bygones are bygones between the two rookies. Dodd told Wyatt the two have begun working out together and are getting along well.
Expectations are high for Henry, who will share the Titans backfield with veteran DeMarco Murray. But lofty expectations haven’t bothered him before — look at his final season with the Crimson Tide. The Titans are hoping that success in Tuscaloosa, Ala., transitions to the next level.