There was little doubt about Derrick Henry's power coming out of Alabama, as the 6-foot-3, 247-pound running back repeatedly barreled through defenders last season en route to piling up 2,219 yards and winning the Heisman Trophy.
But was he elusive?
That was one of the few questions asked about Henry after the Titans selected him in the second round of the draft.
In the Titans’ 27-10 preseason win over the Chargers on Saturday night, Henry showed that he wasn’t only about running North-South, but that he also had the ability — and the footwork — necessary to elude defenders.
“He made a lot of those — a lot of those runs,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said. “It was nice to see he had the ability to jump-cut and make things happen outside and really outrun defenders.
Henry wound up rushing 10 times for 74 yards and a touchdown. Much of that yardage — perhaps all of it — came against San Diego’s second-team defense, but that didn’t concern Mularkey, the story said. Henry seems like the option to own behind DeMarco Murray, but Henry currently has an ADP of the ninth round which isn't a cheap price to pay.