He has become a star in his third year as a professional athlete.
NFL Draft analysts had doubts about Derrick Henry, upon him entering the National Football League.
Concerns about his size and would he be able to successfully transition flooded a lot of minds; however, the former University of Alabama standout answered all critics with huge production this season.
The 6-foot-3, 247-pound bruiser turned in his first 1,000-yard rushing season (1,059) and first 1,000-yard year from scrimmage (1,158) with the Tennessee Titans.
Fifty-nine percent of his yards came in the month of December, where Henry put the franchise on his back and carried to a shot at the playoffs. He recorded 625 rushing yards last month – including a pair of 100-yard games and one 200-yard (238) versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.
He went on a tear late last season also and he was supposed to be the feature back coming into this season. Then they went out, signed Lewis and backpedaled. Even though he was avg more ypc than Lewis, they kept giving Dion the lion's share of the carries, until the last month. I swear, coaches can be retards at times. That goes for our OC also in the OU Sugar Bowl and the tOSU playoff games, where he was beasting on them in the first half and then went away from him late, losing both games late.