Alabama's A'Shawn Robinson, Derrick Henry declare for NFL Draft
Two of the most physically imposing members of Alabama's national championship team won't be returning, as running back Derrick Henry and defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson declared for the 2016 NFL Draft during a Friday news conference held at the school.
"It's been an unbelievable experience here these past three years, going to the University of Alabama," Henry said. "Something I'll cherish for the rest of my life. I just thank God for this whole experience."
Henry set the new single-season SEC rushing record during his junior season with 2,219 yards and also led the nation with 28 rushing touchdowns. Henry also leaves Alabama as the SEC's all-time leader with 20 consecutive games with a rushing touchdown.
"I've decided to enter the 2016 NFL Draft, " Robinson said. "I'd like to thank coach Saban and (defensive line) coach Bo (Davis) for pushing me and making me the man I am today outside of football."
Robinson had 46 tackles, 7.5 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 sacks for a defense that finished No. 1 in the nation against the run.
Both players were All-Americans in 2015 and project as early-round draft picks in the upcoming NFL Draft.