Carlos Henderson: The NFL’s Next YAC Monster

by Craig Wambold ·

Height: 5-11
Weight: 199
Age: 22.2
40-Yard Dash: 4.46 (75th percentile)
Height-adjusted Speed Score (HaSS):97.8 (61st percentile
Burst Score: 126.7 (80th percentile
Agility Score:11.53 (13th percentile)
Catch Radius: 9.87 (23rd percentile)

Best Comparable: Sterling Shepard

Carlos Henderson may very well be the most dominant wide receiver prospect you’ve never heard of. Henderson finished his utterly dominant final season at LA Tech with 82 receptions for 1535 yards, No. 5 in the country, and 19 touchdowns, tied for No.1 with uber-prospect Corey Davis. Henderson’s profile is one of the most exciting of this year’s NFL Draft class. His 40-percent College Dominator Rating (79th-percentile), measuring Taylor’s share of team yards and touchdowns, was 78th-percentile among NFL wide receivers.

Carlos Henderson is best securing short passes and using his 126.7, 80th-percentile, Burst Score to pile up yards after the catch, exhibited by his 18.7 yards per reception at Lousiana Tech. Henderson also stretches the field with his 4.46 40-yard dash time (75th-percentile), blowing past defenders anticipating the short routes. Henderson also used those YAC skills as a kick returner where he was named Conference USA’s Special Teams Player of the Year in 2016.

Carlos Henderson Fantasy Football

Carlos Henderson’s Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Henderson did not have a outstanding NFL Scouting Combine. His 11.53 Agility Score checked in at the 12th-percentile, and his 97.8 Height-adjusted Speed Score (HaSS) was 60th-percentile. From Randall Cobb to to Jarvis Landry to Golden Tate, the NFL’s annual YAC per target leaders overcome a lack of lateral quickness with exceptional tackle breaking capability. Can Carlos Henderson become the NFL’s next YAC monster in order to overcome an underwhelming 9.87 Catch Radius (23rd-percentile)?

Let’s hope that this productive, older one-year wonder can put his doubters at the next level to rest and take the path of his most comparable player Sterling Shepard, according to Henderson needs to prove he is more than his one season, if he can this dominant college producer could be a steal in the later rounds of the NFL Draft and for your fantasy football team.