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2015 NFL DRAFT

Seantrel Henderson, OT

School: Miami (Fla.)  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Saint Paul, MN
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 331 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
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05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Bills picks: Round 7/237 -- Seantrel Henderson, T, 6-7, 331, Miami...Was touted as a first-round talent, but his stock fell after three positive marijuana tests at Miami and he openly admitted to his drug use at the Scouting Combine. Bills general manager Doug Whaley made it very clear that he's got one shot, and if he stays straight, he could be the steal of draft. Henderson is a big man, but he moves like a linebacker, likely due to his basketball background as he had Division I scholarship offers to play basketball. He often dominated games with 58 knockdown blocks and 10 touchdown blocks. - The Sports Xchange

05/07/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft: Seantrel Henderson reportedly failed drug test...He started nine games as a true freshman at right tackle for the Hurricanes, earning Freshman All-American honors. Henderson was suspended for the season opener in 2011 for violation of team rules and missed several other games because of offseason back surgery. He started only a pair of games in '11, both at right tackle, but enjoyed a solid 2012 with seven starts and All-ACC honorable mention honors from league coaches. Henderson was suspended yet again last season for a violation of team rules, missing the Georgia Tech game. He finished the year starting eight of the 12 games he appeared in at right tackle.

Henderson is a mountain of a man and has enough foot quickness to hold his own on the edge, but the latest report of a failed drug test may drop a player with first-round talent all the way out of the draft. After admitting at the Senior Bowl that he had been suspended for failed marijuana tests multiple times in college, Henderson certainly continues to hurt his own cause by reportedly failing yet another test - and one he knew was coming months in advance. - The Sports Xchange

05/07/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft: Seantrel Henderson reportedly failed drug test...Former University of Miami offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson tested positive for marijuana at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, ESPN reported. Henderson is considered a very talented lineman but had off-field issues and suspensions related to marijuana during his college career. He also failed to complete his Pro Day workout. According to ESPN, he quit. Henderson's agent, David Levine, said Henderson got tired and could not finish the positional drills. "He went there intent to do the bench and position drills but his competitive spirit took over and he did a full combine," Levine told the Sun-Sentinel. "At the end of the workout he got dehydrated, started getting a super bad headache, felt like he was going to throw up and didn't do the last two O-line drills."

Henderson, who is 6-feet-7 and 339 pounds, is NFLDraftScout.com's 14th-ranked tackle and No. 157 overall prospect. He is projected as a fifth-round pick in this week's draft.Henderson has had known visits with the Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers. Henderson continues to be a tough prospect to project because he is extremely talented for a player of his size and strength, but the potential hasn't necessarily translated to the field. He was a five-star high school recruit and widely believed to be one of the best offensive linemen to enter the college ranks in recent years. Henderson chose to play at Southern Cal, but changed his mind once the Trojans were slapped with a two-year postseason ban, deciding instead to enroll at Miami. - The Sports Xchange

04/29/2014 - Five players who should be on the New York Giants' draft radar: OT Seantrel Henderson, Miami: By his own admission Henderson struggled with failed drug tests while at Miami and it is only because of his character red flags that he might be available deep into day three of the draft because he possesses clear first round talent. The physical prototype from a build-perspective, the 6-foot-7, 331 pound Henderson was a highly sought after prep talent who started nine games at right tackle as a true freshman. Miami may be down in talent but true freshman standing out in Coral Gables doesn't happen often. Henderson uses his long arms, balance and athleticism to ward off pass rushers and he is both powerful at the line of scrimmage and athletic enough to block effectively at the second level. With Henderson, the question clearly isn't talent and a disciplinarian like Coughlin may be able to coax it out of him. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

04/04/2014 - Week 5 Pro Day Takeaways: Clowney sails, Henderson bails...5. Miami OT Seantrel Henderson abruptly leaves his own Pro Day...Pro Day workouts are like a lawyer's closing argument. They should provide scouts a last, best case why a player is worthy of being selected in the upcoming draft. Henderson provided the opposite during Thursday's on-campus workout, quitting during a drill orchestrated by Seattle Seahawks' offensive line coach Tom Cable. Sources who were there say Henderson, who weighed in eight pounds heavier Thursday than he was at the Combine, returned to the field 10 or 15 minutes later but at that point the workout was over and scouts were focusing on other positions.

Henderson's talent is as undeniable as his incredible size and body control. The 6-foot-7, 331 pounder moves well and has impressive strength. Some scouts have compared him, athletically speaking, to Minnesota Vikings' right tackle Phil Loadholt. Whereas Loadholt has been the picture of consistency (starting 78 of a possible 80 games since earning a second round selection in 2009), Henderson's unreliability could push him deep into day three or even out of the 2014 draft, entirely. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

04/04/2014 - 2014 Pro Days: Miami OT Seantrel Henderson leaves Pro Day early...The University of Miami was once the nation's elite producer of NFL talent but this year will mark the sixth consecutive draft in which a first round goes by without a single Hurricane being selected. Plenty of talent remains in Coral Gables and representatives from 30 NFL teams attended Miami's Pro Day on Thursday to see the top draft-eligible prospects work out. Unfortunately, the best of the bunch opted to end his workout early. According to a high ranking scout on hand for the Pro Day, offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson quit during a drill run by Seattle Seahawks' offensive line coach Tom Cable. The source said that Henderson later returned to the field. At that point, however, the workout essentially was over.

Henderson's agent, David Levine, later told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that his client "went there intent to do the bench and position drills, but his competitive spirit took over and he did a full combine. At the end of the workout he got dehydrated, started getting a super bad headache, felt like he was going to throw up and didn't do the last two O-line drills." Prior to leaving the field, Henderson had what was characterized as an "okay" workout. While he added several inches to his vertical and broad jumps from the Combine, Henderson weighed in eight pounds heavier Thursday than he did in Indianapolis, a clear red-flag for a player who struggled with inconsistency on and off the field. He was suspended three times over his collegiate career and admitted at the Combine these were due to positive tests for marijuana. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

04/04/2014 - 2014 Pro Days: Miami OT Seantrel Henderson leaves Pro Day early...Henderson signed with Miami as one of the elite prep prospects in the country and he started nine games as a true freshman. Unfortunately, he never matched that level of production the rest of his career, starting just 18 games over the next three seasons. He's teased with clear first round talent throughout his career but currently ranks as a sixth rounder on NFLDraftScout.com's board. While Henderson's workout could sink his stock well into day three of the draft (or perhaps even out of the draft entirely), quarterback Stephen Morris, wideout Allen Hurns and guard Brandon Linder enjoyed solid positional workouts. Each also rank as potential day three selections.

The full numerical results for every player participating in Thursday's workout is available at the University of Miami's official athletic website. The names and titles of all NFL and CFL representatives who attended the workout are also available. Among the big names in attendance were Miami head coach Joe Philbin and general manager Dennis Hickey, as well as New York Giants' general manager Jerry Reese, Oakland Raiders' director of player personnel Joey Clinkscales and former Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski, who now serves as an assistant head coach with the Indianapolis Colts. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/24/2014 - Seantrel Henderson went to the University of Miami has a much-heralded recruit - the first offensive lineman to win USA Today's High School Offensive Player of the Year honors. Henderson, from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, chose the Hurricanes but he came to the Senior Bowl this week ready to answer just as many questions about his off-field activities as his on-field play. Henderson was suspended three times for violation of "team rules" by the Hurricanes and never started more than nine games in a season.

"I felt like I had a lot of maturing to do and I feel like I have," he said. "Now I'm ready to move onto the next level." Henderson said honesty is the best policy when talking to teams. "I've been taking interviews since I've been here and I've let them know exactly what happened and that the past is the past," he said. "Eighteen years old, ranked super high, expectations from everybody to play the best you can. Some people think you're supposed to be mistake-free, but you're still a kid." Per the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Henderson has told teams his suspensions were the result of marijuana use. - Ryan O'Halloran, The Florida Times-Union

01/22/2014 - Former Hurricanes offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson had a rocky time in college. He was suspended at least three times by UM and was considered a disappointment for not living up to his massive potential. Now faced with the prospect of trying to earn an NFL future, Henderson is opening up about his struggles. The 6-foot-7, 331-pound 22-year-old told the Miami Herald at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. he was suspended last year for use of illegal drugs. From the Herald: "I was partying a little bit too much at times," Henderson said, when asked to explain his three (at least) suspensions at UM. "I had got into trouble a couple of times for marijuana. I just put all that behind me." Such candor is refreshing for anyone - let alone someone trying to make the NFL. "Honesty is key," Henderson said, when asked why he elected to discuss his past trouble with drugs. Use of illegal drugs is against UM athletics policy.

Heading into his senior year, Henderson had been suspended at least two times- and dealt with several injuries and off-the-field issues. In August, Henderson's teammates and coaches expressed hope he had changed, but by October, he was suspended again. At that time, coach Al Golden said he hoped Henderson would explain himself. "I'm not going to answer these questions for Seantrel anymore," Golden said. But while apologizing for his latest transgression, Henderson declined to elaborate on what he had done, saying only he "broke one of the team rules. I apologize and I'm just trying to move on now." - Matt Porter, The Palm Beach Post

01/21/2014 - 2014 Senior Bowl: 10 observations from Monday's North practice...5. Miami OT Seantrel Henderson continues to be a mystery. He flashed on Monday with his strong, heavy hands to punch and control rushers. But his snap anticipation and balance were up-and-down throughout drills. It's been said time and time again, but if a NFL coaching staff can get Henderson to play focused and ambitious, they'll land themselves a very good player. He is a player to watch this week to see how he responds to the instructions of the Falcons' coaching staff. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/20/2014 - 2014 SENIOR BOWL, OFFENSIVE LINE: Arrow pointing down: Seantrel Henderson, Miami...Since his high school recruitment, Henderson has attracted controversy and struggled to stay on the field with several issues with the coaches and off the field. He has an ideal build with the balance and foot athleticism to shield the pocket, but his reliability as a pro is a strong question mark. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/13/2013 - 2013 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM (COACHES): OT-Seantrel Henderson, Sr., Miami (15)...Joining QB Stephen Morris on the third team were Henderson and McDermott, who were part of an offensive line that allowed only 13 sacks in 12 games - tied for the fewest in the ACC. - Miami football

12/04/2013 - 2013 ALL-ACC HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami (34)...Has been selected Honorable Mention All-ACC for the 2013 college football season by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). - Miami football

08/10/2013 - TOP MIAMI (FLA.) PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. OT Seantrel Henderson (6-8, 340, 5.26)...Although there has been more hype than on-field consistency, Henderson appeared to get comfortable as a junior last season and showed why he was so highly coveted out of high school. After just two starts as a sophomore in 2011 and starting last season as a part-time player, he settled in and started the final seven games at right tackle in 2012. Henderson is a mountain of a man and there are just so few human beings on the earth that possess his size, length and overall coordination to win with quickness and power.

He isn't the most athletic mover on an island, but he covers a large area due to his natural wide base, broad shoulders and overall wingspan. Henderson anchors well and is a tough guy to move from his spot but will also do a nice job at the second level and plays with the motor to eliminate his man once engaged. He does need to improve his eye discipline and hand usage; he grabs too much, which will lead to holding calls. Henderson has off-field baggage that needs to be checked out, but he has several attractive NFL traits and I'd expect several D.J. Fluker comparisons as we get closer to next April. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

 
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Bills picks: Round 7/237 -- Seantrel Henderson, T, 6-7, 331, Miami...Was touted as a first-round talent, but his stock fell after three positive marijuana tests at Miami and he openly admitted to his drug use at the Scouting Combine. Bills general manager Doug Whaley made it very clear that he's got one shot, and if he stays straight, he could be the steal of draft. Henderson is a big man, but he moves like a linebacker, likely due to his basketball background as he had Division I scholarship offers to play basketball. He often dominated games with 58 knockdown blocks and 10 touchdown blocks. - The Sports Xchange
 

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