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Derrick Henry to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft

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The college football season is over while the NFL season is about to reach the Divisional round of the play-offs and that means one thing.

For top college prospects and 24 NFL teams, it is time to turn their attentions to the NFL draft.

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It is the time of the year where top college prospects make their decisions to declare for the upcoming draft and one big name has made his decision.


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2015 Heisman Trophy winner and Alabama runningback Derrick Henry has officially decided to declare for the 2016 NFL draft.

The Junior out of Alabama will now look to enter the NFL and will offer up a very good option for teams in need of a runningback.

Henry made a very strong showing for his last game with the Crimson Tide though as he helped them beat Clemson on Monday night and win the National Championship.

Henry had 158 rushing yards with two touchdowns in the championship game meaning that he left Alabama on a high.

Bringing to an end one of the great college careers, Henry had four 200 yard games and holds a school record with 20 consecutive games with a rushing touchdown.

Henry will now become Alabama coach Nick Saban's sixth consecutive starting runningback to enter the draft early along with Glen Coffee, Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson, Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon.

Where Henry will be drafted however is anyone's guess but no doubt he will be looking emulate the success found by arguably this year's top rookie runningback Todd Gurley.

Where will he end up?

Henry will undoubtedly be one of the top names in the draft and there are a lot of teams who will be in need of a good runningback.

The Tennessee Titans hold the first pick of this year's draft and some feel that they could certainly benefit from a lead runningback.

However with the New England Patriots boasting the 30th best rushing offense in the league, could we see Bill Belichick snap up Henry if he is available?

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