On Friday, juniors Derrick Henry and A’Shawn Robinson declared their intentions to forego their final year of collegiate eligibility and enter their names into the 2016 NFL Draft.
Henry received a late second-round grade, but said he expects to make the first round.
“I feel like I’m part of the first round,” Henry said. “That’s by what I’ll do at combine and in interviews. There is no doubt in my mind that I’ll be in the first round.”
Robinson received a mid-to-late first round grade.
“Coach Saban talked to coaches and stuff for me to see where they would draft me,” “I really didn’t end up doing that, so Coach Saban talked to a lot of teams.”
Henry said he has yet to select an agent, and thought hard about the decision after discussing it with his family. Asked for a desired destination, Henry named the Dallas Cowboys.
“I just feel like it’s a great organization,” Henry said.
Henry’s and running back Kenyan Drake’s departure will leave a space for current freshmen running backs Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris to fill.
“I’m very confident (in those guys),” Henry said. “They’ve gotten better and better as the season went along. Coach (Burton) Burns will have those guys right.”
This story will be updated.
Source:: The Crimson White Sports