NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Titans 2016 rookie class reported to St. Thomas Sports Park and at least one of them is already making an impression–a very impression.
At 6-3, 247 pounds, running back Derrick Henry is not just a “big” back, he’s huge, and when you bring his name up. the veterans’ eyes light up.
So, far his teammates have only seen him in pads on TV and in shorts in person, but that has been more than enough.
Count cornerback Brice McCain as one of the impressed.
“Oh, he’s a big dude! Man, he’s big, so, straight ahead. He’s going to be a problem. He’s a good addition to this team. I think he’ll really help us out,” McCain said.
Veteran tight end Delanie Walker says he usually doesn’t talk to rookies until they make the team, but he was also quick to point out he’s already sized up the Titans’ second round draft pick.
“You know, he’s a big dude! I have got to put him in his place early. I’m just messing with him. You know giving him a hard time, because I feel like he’s going to be a monster for this team,” Walker said.
Henry was a monster for the Crimson Tide last year rushing for over 22-hundred yards, 28 touchdowns and a National Championship.
He’s expected to spell veteran DeMarco Murray, who the Titans traded for two months before the draft.