Prospect Profile: Chris Henry

Chris Henry School: West Virginia
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 197 40: 4.50 Year: 3Jr

Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a junior after leading West Virginia in receiving with 49/811/2. Posted 41/1,006/10 the prior season.

Positives: Nice-sized receiver who wins out in battles and breaks games wide open. Fluid releasing off the line, strong enough to defeat jams and sells pass routes. Extends to catch the ball away from his frame and plucks the throw out of the air. Possesses soft hands, adjusts in traffic for the errant throw and tracks the deep pass well. Uses his size as an advantage and offers the quarterback a nice target. Excellent eye/hand coordination. Effectively body catches when called necessary. Sturdy receiver who makes the difficult reception in a crowd, takes a pounding and holds onto the pass.

Negatives: Slows into routes and waits for the ball to come to him rather than moving back to the pass. Occasionally peaks up the field before making the reception. At times finishes the play by scampering out of bounds. Lacks the deep speed or ability to run to the long throw. Very much a "me" player who, at times, acts like a child on the field and is very immature off it.

Analysis: From a physical and football stand point, Henry possesses all the tools necessary to be a number one wideout at the next level. Offers size, natural receiving abilities and athleticism to be productive in the NFL. Yet the situation is diametrically opposed when looking at his attitude as Henry cannot control himself at times. Natural talents give him a huge upside for the next level, yet the poor attitude makes him a very risky prospect.

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