by Jason Butt
May 19, 02014
Offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson went to Miami a highly regarded prospect, ranking as one of the top high school players in the country.
He's since earned the reputation as a chronic underachiever. This was highlighted when he quit his Pro Day workout before it was finished. He also failed three drug tests in college and failed another at the NFL combine.
Based on measurables, Henderson had the capability of being a first three-rounds pick. But he fell to the seventh based on the other issues. The Buffalo Bills decided to take a chance on Henderson, taking him with their last pick at 237 overall.
Coach Doug Marrone has communicated a message to Henderson, considering there's very little investment with him.
"We want to make sure that we know exactly what the situation is, exactly what we’re dealing with and seeing if we’re able to be the proper influence to make that change," Bills coach Doug Marrone said, via ESPN.com. "And does the player want to make that change? I think all those things come in to play and if that happens we’re going to get ourselves one heck of a football player. If it doesn’t, he’ll go find another line of work."
If Henderson puts it together and commits himself to the game, the Bills could wind up getting the player he should've been the past four years at Miami. If he continues the same old habits, the Bills can cut him without investing much in him.
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