When last we saw Derrick Henry, he was putting Clemson out of its misery while claiming Alabama’s 16th national championship.
There is no doubt that the Maxwell, Doak Walker, and Heisman winner was a tremendous college player, but some scouts questioned his size, lateral quickness, lack of production in the pass game, and a myriad of other alleged problems in Henry’s pro game.
Playing in his first NFL game, Derick Henry showed lateral quickness, a quick burst to the hole (something that legitimately was inconsistent in his college career,) excellent straight line speed, and, of course, the power that only comes from being a true genetic freak.
Seeing just 10 carries on the night for the Tennessee Titans, King Henry nevertheless gouged the San Diego Chargers second unit for 74 yards and a touchdown...and he added a Circle Button to his game, to boot.
Yes, it was one preseason game. And, yes, it was against the Chargers second team defense, but, the early news from camp was that Henry was playing some excellent ball. And, based on the early returns, we can see why.