Defensive lineman Chris Henderson showed up late for the Pitt Scout.com Combine and so he didn't get measured or get to do any testing drills. He looked 5-11-ish (not the 6-3 that had been reported for him) and around 280+ pounds. To look at him he reminded us of a 'poor man's' Terrance Taylor at the same age; a hair taller (TT was 5-10 his junior year in high school) and about the same weight as Taylor was, but not in as good of shape as wrestler-Terrance was at the same age. However, Henderson is not fat, he doesn't have a weight problem (not like Jason Kates at the same age in other words) and he will play at 290 or so in college. We have a combine photo of him that will be going up soon.
In the OL-DL one on ones he was outstanding, almost dominant (our evaluation is only held back in comparison with Washington D.C. DL Reggie Ellis who was absolutely hurting people out there). Henderson played FAST, strong and athletic, almost like a cruising defensive end. He and Ellis were merciless on the offensive linemen in attendance, including R.J. Dill, giving them quite a terrible pounding. Those combine 'no contact' OL-DL drills can be gladiator-like if the DL's are good ... no contact - ha!
Henderson will be a nose tackle in college but he exhibited the athleticism of a D-end -- speed, flexibility, strength and aggressiveness.
Chris told GoBlueWolverine that he now has two offers at this point: "Michigan offered me back in the winter, and Syracuse just offered me."
We have heard that many colleges are taking a wait-and-see approach with Henderson as he transfers from Bishop McDevitt High School to Harrisburg High and works out his academic transcript, etc. (transfers can get tricky). At Harrisburg he'll get to play for the famous George Chaump, former long-time Navy Head Coach.
Assuming he gets his academic situation in solid order, we'd expect a ton of offers to eventually come Chris' way.
Chris Henderson Makes a Combine Impression
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