Michigan's first defensive player is off the board, perhaps a little later than some expected.
Henry, selected with the 132nd pick, elected to enter the draft with one year of eligibility remaining. Henry was one of the stronger points of the defensive line that saw a handful of injuries occur both before and during the season. Under recruited coming out of high school, Henry saw improvement each year he played for the Wolverines.
According to his NFL.com draft profile, his listed strengths are:
Comes off snap with low pad level and is usually the leverage winner. Has strong base and lands heavy-handed strike with initial punch to jar blockers. Powerful enough to stack and 2-gap. Plays with good football awareness and senses trap blocks coming. Has a good feel for down blocks and double teams, and can brace up to limit their effectiveness. Well versed in twist game with effective picks and quickness to come off pick and attack the quarterback. Big closing burst to get home when he smells quarterback. Finished season with 6.5 sacks. Surprising upfield burst when allowed to rush from defensive end.
Henry finished his Wolverines career with 10 sacks, including 6.5 during his final year at U-M. He is the second Wolverine to be drafted in this years draft, following teammate Graham Glasgow who was selected in the third round by the Detroit Lions.