This is about as fortunate a coincidence a draft prospect could hope for.
It was scant weeks ago when the nation watched Miller transform into a one-man SEAL team and shredded the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Miller’s stock couldn’t be higher right now, and if you’re an incoming prospect looking for a wave to ride into the league, you could do a lot worse than latching onto the reigning Super Bowl MVP’s.
Also, as USA Today Sports’ Lindsay Jones notes, the Henry/Miller similarities raise a question:
Wonder if Derrick Henry ever thought of being a pass rusher? Longer NFL career and more money. https://t.co/m8Wi8K46QI
Another interesting question: "Could Derrick Henry play linebacker in the NFL?"
I realize asking if running backs could be good linebackers is like wondering if deer could make effective pack hunters. Then again, if a particular deer is jacked beyond belief and willing to run through walls to get what it wants, the pallor of the question changes a bit.
I mean, I wouldn’t want to see Derrick Henry running full-speed to tackle me with hate in his eyes. Not even once.
Dan is on Twitter. He can list six-cylinders he’d prefer to see coming at him over Derrick Henry.