CJ Henderson was a true shutdown cornerback in his three years at the University of Florida. In the SEC, he was going up against some of the best wide receivers that the college game had to offer (Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs, Justin Jefferson) and teams still tended to keep the ball away from him. He was named to the All-SEC Second Team in 2017 and 2018 and the All-SEC First Team in 2019.
Henderson has great size and premium athleticism to be able to press most receivers. He plays with such good anticipation and ability to read the quarterback’s eyes that it is hard to complete even the simplest of passes on him. He will have to improve his tackling abilities in the NFL, but if he can keep his patience, poise, and different covering techniques at the next level, he may not need to tackle very often. There are a lot of teams that will be chomping at the bit to draft Henderson in the top-20 on April 23.
Arms: 31 5/8″
40-Yard Time: 4.39 seconds (unofficial)
Bench Press: 20 reps
Vertical Jump: 37.5″
Potential Landing Spots: Broncos, Cowboys, Raiders