NFL execs compare Alabama’s Derrick Henry to some interesting pro players
TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 24: Derrick Henry #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates their 19-14 win over the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama running back Derrick Henry is the latest Crimson Tide to carry the load, rushing for nearly 1,800 yards and 22 touchdowns, good for 6.1 yards per carry.

As Henry awaits another SEC Championship game — and the announcement of whether he’ll take home this year’s Heisman Trophy award — the Tide running back’s stock continues to rise, causing NFL executives to draw an NFL comparison, via

Three execs compare Henry to former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs in his prime. Jacobs rushed for 1,000 yards just twice over his nine-year career and had double-digit touchdowns just once.

Another exec compared Henry to current Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy, while the final one compared him to LeGarrette Blount.

Henry is a quicker back than Blount, and runs with the style and ferociousness of Lacy. Don’t love the Jacobs comparison, but can see it simply in size and running style.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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