Michigan’ defensive line just got a little smaller. Willie Henry announced he will forgo his senior year and enter the 2016 NFL Draft. Henry made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday.
— Willie Henry (@WE_69) January 14, 2016
At 6’3, 310 pounds Henry is a disruptive force up front and could go in the second or third round. Mel Kiper mentioned that he could go in the first round if the stars aligned jut right. Defensive tackle is considered one of the deepest positions in this year’s draft and that could hurt Henry’s chances at getting picked in the first round. Robert Nkemdiche and A’Shawn Robinson are likely top ten picks and if we see a run on the position Henry could get his named called sooner rather than later.
Henry was part of a rotation and never really got a chance to shine at Michigan. He was voted honorable mention in the Big Ten postseason awards last month. Henry had a big game against Michigan State in October with two sacks and a couple of QB hurries.
The Cowboys could be a good spot for Henry. Dallas needs help at defensive tackle and he is a plug and play kind of guy that could fit into their rotation right away. The Lions also could take a hard look at Henry. Detroit needs help on their defensive line and having played at Michigan I’m sure a lot of Lions fans would like to see him stay in the area.