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Alabama Football 2016 NFL Draft: Derrick Henry Selected by Tennessee

He gets to run behind a great offensive line

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With the 45th pick, Tennessee selected running back Derrick Henry. With Chance Warmack, Jack Conklin, and Marcus Mariota, the Titans already have a formidable offense.

2016 NFL Draft: Titans Select Derrick Henry 45th Overall - Music City Miracles

The Tennessee Titans have selected Derrick Henry 45th overall.

Shocker. I'm stunned. Henry now slides in behind Murray and will offer the Titans a special athlete and a big body. It's clear that Mike Mularkey isn't messing around with this exotic smashmouth thing.

This definitely was not a pick many expected. Especially with Latavius Murray and Bishop Sankey already there. But it will pair two Heisman Trophy winners in the backfield. So if the Tennessee Titans actually got any air time, you know the media is going to have a field day with that.

Henry is the second Alabama player to go in the second round, and the third to go in this draft. Here is his Roll Bama Roll draft profile.