Here’s a bit of a surprise. Derrick Henry is going to be the man Pete Carroll calls on to replace “Beast Mode” Marshawn Lynch. The Heisman trophy winning running back set the record for most rushing yards in a season in SEC history and is looking to erase the “Bama backs can’t cut it in the NFL” narrative that has developed recently.
Despite a decent season from Thomas Rawls, the Seahawks still need to address running back. Henry seems like a natural fit to replicate what Seattle was able to accomplish with Lynch. At 6’3″, 237-pounds, Henry can take the punishment of NFL defenses and dish out just as much. He projected to go in the second round, but this late in the first round is far from a stretch. The happiest man in Seattle should Henry be the pick is quarterback Russell Wilson who will no longer fear what the loss of Lynch means for him going forward.
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