CJ Henderson hauled in a staggering four interceptions during his true-freshman campaign in 2017. Now, two years later Henderson has his sights set on the NFL, despite recording just one interception during his junior year in Gainesville. Regardless of a slight downtick in interceptions last season, Henderson tallied a career-high 11 passes-defended, ranking fourth among SEC defenders.
Henderson uses his lengthy frame to his advantage in pass coverage, fairing well in contested situations. Henderson’s football IQ is arguably his best trait while also providing adequate contributions to the Gators’ defense in run support.
Henderson is exactly what the old-school Raiders cornerbacks were made of in terms of immense length and a player who can thrive in both press and zone coverage. Henderson’s results at the NFL Combine will be a huge testament to where he eventually lands as his 40-time will pull a lot of weight moving forward.