Former Heisman Trophy Winner Ranks in NFL Top 15
Derrick Henry, former Alabama running back and 2015 National Champion ranks No. 12 in the 2022 NFL 100 players.
Every year, NFL players vote at the end of the year on who is the best player in the league. In 2020, the former Heisman trophy winner was voted the fourth best player after rushing for 2,000 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Even though he only played eight games last year due to a fractured foot, Henry rushed for 937 yards and 10 touchdowns. The full might of a healthy "King Henry" was on display in a week two win over the Seattle Seahawks where he rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries.
Ever since getting drafted by the Tennesee 45th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, Henry has become an essential cornerstone for the Titans franchise. Whenever the ball is in Henry's hands the Titans win. In 2020, Henry led the Titans on a magical run to the AFC Championship before eventually losing to the Super Champion Kansas City Chiefs. Last year with the help of Henry, the Titans became the number one seed in the AFC before losing to the eventual AFC Champion Cinncinatti Bengals.
Henry now becomes the sixth former Crimson Tide player to be on the NFL Top 100 joining Jonathan Allen No. 88, Mac Jones No. 85, Jaylen Waddle No. 63, Alvin Kamara No. 51, and Trevon Diggs No. 23.
With the losses of AJ Brown and Julio Jones in the offseason, the Titans this year will have to heavily rely on Henry and the rushing if they want any chance of making it to Super Bowl 57 in Arizona.
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