Henry Heads to the NFL Draft

In a non-shocking move, senior DL Willie Henry decided to forego his fifth year of eligibility at Michigan and enter the 2016 NFL Draft:

Henry was one of the most disrupting players on Michigan’s stout defensive line in 2015 and helped lead the UM defense become one of the best in the country. He ended his senior season with 34 tackles, 10 TFLs and 6.5 sacks.

His loss will hurt a little but with the returning players and expected recruiting class coming in, Michigan should be just fine in 2016.

As for his NFL draft potential, I believe he has a chance to go much higher than most would think. After his pro day and other workouts, I think there’s a chance he goes on Day 2 (2nd or 3rd round) thanks to his versatility to play in either a 3-4 or 4-3 defense.

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Garrett Fishaw