Texas A&M Football: Projections for every Aggie entering the 2018 NFL Draft

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DT Zaycoven Henderson

Zaycoven Henderson has a lot of off-the-field stuff holding his NFL Draft prospects back. Without getting to much into it, he had a couple of issues that caused him to miss games. When he was on the field, he was one of the best defenders the Aggies had to offer, particularly in run support.

Strengths: Henderson is athletic for his size and uses that to his advantage. He has a strong initial push and excellent eye for the ball carrier and can read plays well. Has above average pursuit ability and plays with a good pad level. He was very solid in run defense and projects as a three-technique at the next level. Henderson would probably fit best as a 4-3 tackle, or maybe a 3-4 nose if he puts on some weight.

Weaknesses: Doesn’t have the best strength and can get pushed around by bigger, stronger offensive linemen in one-on-ones. Should beef up a bit if he wants to be successful in the NFL. Didn’t have a ton of sacks and pass rushing was not something he excelled at. Quickness wasn’t enough to help him in that regard.


Walter Football: Round 7-Undrafted
Draftanalyst.com: Undrafted
NFL.com: Round 5-6