Though we wouldn't have expected much news to emerge from the University of Miami pro day Thursday, offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson's performance raised plenty of questions. Particularly since he didn't actually finish his workout.
Miami OT Seantrel Henderson didn't help himself today - "quit" his Pro Day workout halfway through it. No explanation yet. Disappointing.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) April 3, 2014
As the Miami Herald recounts, after not impressing in the drills he actually was performing, he "was unable to finish" the workout. Afterward, Henderson's agent told the Herald that Henderson stopped because he was dehydrated and sick.
At one point, Henderson -- who is ranked as the No. 16 offensive tackle by NFLDraftScout.com and who is projected as a sixth-round draft pick -- was considered one of the top players in his high school class. But he had a rough ride with the Hurricanes, because he was suspended three times during his career for team rules violations (he told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that it was for marijuana use).
At 6-foot-7 and 331 pounds, Henderson has a powerful physique with plenty of athleticism, but the bigger issue is all those off-field red flags.
"I felt like I had a lot of maturing to do and I feel like I have,” he said, via the Florida Times Union, in January at the Senior Bowl. “Now I'm ready to move onto the next level ... 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. 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.”