Derrick Henry worked out in front of scouts from every NFL team at Alabama’s Pro Day on Wednesday, but sat down with three teams for interviews one day prior.
According to Chase Goodbread of NFL.com, the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins all conducted interviews with the Alabama running back on Tuesday.
Alabama coach Nick Saban argued on Wednesday that teams should covet the Heisman Trophy winner in the 2016 NFL Draft and told reporters he doesn’t know “why somebody wouldn’t want him to be the man on their team.”
Despite Saban’s stamp of approval, most draft experts believe that Henry’s likely landing spot is in the second round. Two weeks ago, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock explained that teams will likely prefer Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott for his “lateral quickness and burst.”
Of the three teams that interviewed Henry on Tuesday, the Patriots are the one without a first-round pick and aren’t scheduled to make a selection in the 2016 NFL Draft until the 60th overall pick. Although, New England has never been shy about exchanging draft picks.
The Browns, Dolphins and Patriots all finished in the bottom half of the NFL in rushing in 2015.