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    Rb Chris Henry Dazzles... Could He Be On The Radar

    This guy can run and can catch and weighs in at 230. Anyone have information on this guy, his grading and what round he's prjected to go in the draft:

    Chris Henry/RB/Arizona: The junior weighed in at 230 pounds then preceded to run a 4.37 and 4.38 in the 40. Henry practiced as fast as he timed, looking very good in drills. Fluid catching the ball, he also showed the ability to quickly cut back yet lose little momentum. As several scouts said, Henry made a lot of money for himself Sunday.

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    The thing that concerns me about Henry and also Robison (TEX) is that they are both
    athletic freaks but their careers in college have not been great. So are they the next
    Mike Mamula's or the next Brian Urlacher's? Those type of players will get you fired if
    you're wrong as a GM.

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    I was really impressed of what I saw from Chris Henry. But I did nod see him play in a College game.
    Can he (with 230lbs) run over guys? Or isn't he that power runner we are searching?

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    Where is he projected and how much of a work out freak is he? I dont know anything about Arizona football.

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    Chris Henry is an underachiever that's why he won't be drafted by teh Jets.

    Brian Robison i don't believe is an underachiever he just doesn't have a TON of production - he has made big plays in big games and he did get through school, hence a better fit for NYJ than henry is - im not sure it's fair to lump those guys together.

    Henry is the type of guy who has always had all world talent but never put it together.

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    Chris Henry is an enigma.

    He got benched at Arizona last year. Then he regained his starting spot late in the year and went on a tear late in the season. Had a huge 200 yard effort down the stretch.

    Henry had some problems with his coaches at Arizona and he bailed instead of staying for his senior year. There was some politics involved there. I'm sure NFL teams have done some digging to find out why a talented guy like Henry didn't produce more on the college level and why he wasn't utilized more.

    It's not always on the player. Any guy named Chris Henry is going to get a red flag character wise from NFL teams but teams also know that certain players do not gain the favor of their coaching staffs and get punished.

    Look no further than Willie Parker. Who went undrafted because he had very little production on the college level at North Carolina. Here's this 4.3 speed back who was a 3rd stringer at NC. Parker claims it had to do with politics and a personality conflict between he and his coaches. It happens.... A coach can easily hold a grudge and bury a player if he wants to. They throw winning aside just to feed their ego and pride.

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    Why is he on our radar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YJF
    It's not always on the player. Any guy named Chris Henry is going to get a red flag character wise from NFL teams but teams also know that certain players do not gain the favor of their coaching staffs and get punished.

    I'd add Marques Colston to that list. He elected surgery on his shoulder and missed what would have been his senior year. The Hofstra head coach was mad about this and Colston became a pariah. The bad feelings with his coach could have contributed to Colston's freefall through the draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lageman4ever
    I'd add Marques Colston to that list. He elected surgery on his shoulder and missed what would have been his senior year. The Hofstra head coach was mad about this and Colston became a pariah. The bad feelings with his coach could have contributed to Colston's freefall through the draft.
    Coaches can be very vindictive. They can bad mouth a player to all the NFL teams just to screw that player over and ruin his future. It's nasty but it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitonti
    Chris Henry is an underachiever that's why he won't be drafted by teh Jets.

    Brian Robison i don't believe is an underachiever he just doesn't have a TON of production - he has made big plays in big games and he did get through school, hence a better fit for NYJ than henry is - im not sure it's fair to lump those guys together.

    Henry is the type of guy who has always had all world talent but never put it together.
    So was Leon Washington coming out of Fla. State and we took him in the 4th.
    Id rather take Henry in the 3rd than waste an early 2nd on A guy with no position like Brian Leonard

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyo7
    So was Leon Washington coming out of Fla. State and we took him in the 4th.
    Id rather take Henry in the 3rd than waste an early 2nd on A guy with no position like Brian Leonard

    Washington was an underachiever at FSU??? Says who???

    does this fall into the category of Brian Leonard running 4.85-seconds in the 40????
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    Quote Originally Posted by bitonti
    Chris Henry is an underachiever that's why he won't be drafted by teh Jets.

    Brian Robison i don't believe is an underachiever he just doesn't have a TON of production - he has made big plays in big games and he did get through school, hence a better fit for NYJ than henry is - im not sure it's fair to lump those guys together.

    Henry is the type of guy who has always had all world talent but never put it together.

    Henry's far from an underacheiver....he's actually got a very good and complete game but fell out of favor with Stoops, which players have been doing with regularity the past three seasons at UA and which is why Stoops will probably be fired next year...

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    Cant you see a team like Denver taking him in round 2?

    There going to fall in love with this guy......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Rhodes
    Cant you see a team like Denver taking him in round 2?

    There going to fall in love with this guy......
    Didnt Mike Bell go to AZ? And Denver does need a power downhill runner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY
    Washington was an underachiever at FSU??? Says who???

    does this fall into the category of Brian Leonard running 4.85-seconds in the 40????
    well washington did share carries AND had injury problems......id say his overall college career was less then steallar for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY
    Washington was an underachiever at FSU??? Says who???

    does this fall into the category of Brian Leonard running 4.85-seconds in the 40????
    Says anyone who knows anything about Washington.

    Coming out of HS he was Alliance Sports' No. 7 prospect overall in the nation. He was Mr. Florida in football after his senior year in HS. He dominated Florida HS Football. His College Career did not live up to his expectation coming out of HS....hence he was an underachiever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyo7
    Says anyone who knows anything about Washington.

    Coming out of HS he was Alliance Sports' No. 7 prospect overall in the nation. He was Mr. Florida in football after his senior year in HS. He dominated Florida HS Football. His College Career did not live up to his expectation coming out of HS....hence he was an underachiever.

    which is obviously not you.....

    the FSU offense has been pewtred the past three years...their quarterbacks are horrible, the offensive line is terrible and teams continually load the box challenging them to throw...

    want proof??

    as a senior Washington had 430yds rushing...the Seminole offense had 1222yds rushing for the entire season, which is a solid number for a single back...

    when Washington led the team as a sophomore with 951yds the FSU offense only had 1900+ yds team rushing, another bad number....

    to claim one guy "underachieved" is ludicrous..

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    there were an awful lot of folks disappointed with leon washington's final year, his inability to build on his previous big year. despite having what seemed to be a legitimate excuse, he came back to school in poor shape, and wound up conceding more than he aught to have to Lorenzo Booker.

    hence the perception of his underachievement; hence his being a 2nd day pick.

    It really isn't such a far-fetched idea.

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    I think missing the workouts between his JR-SR. year to get a job and support his family might be a valid excuse for not having he senior year many expected...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Vader
    there were an awful lot of folks disappointed with leon washington's final year, his inability to build on his previous big year. despite having what seemed to be a legitimate excuse, he came back to school in poor shape, and wound up conceding more than he aught to have to Lorenzo Booker.

    hence the perception of his underachievement; hence his being a 2nd day pick.

    It really isn't such a far-fetched idea.

    this is probably for the the main board but Leon Washington caught a couple of nice screen passes and made people miss. I hardly consider him a good running back....or a model for picking running backs in the draft.

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