Former University of Miami offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson has the talent to be a first-round NFL draft pick, most observers believe, but after news broke this week that he failed a routine drug test during the NFL combine, he might be lucky to be drafted at all. Marijuana was found in Henderson’s urine sample, according to ESPN, which cited NFL sources.
Even before Henderson’s test results came to light, however, some insiders had their doubts about the tackle’s stock because of his past. He racked up three marijuana violations while playing in college.
NFL draft analyst Mike Mayock of the NFL Network told the Miami Herald last week:
“I think the most gifted player on [the Hurricanes] is Seantrel Henderson but he’s had off-the-field issues and on-the-field inconsistencies. He is a first-round talent that I don’t think is going before the fourth round — and that’s probably where he’ll go, somewhere in the fourth round.”
It takes a special kind of person to fail a Combine drug test. Seantrel Henderson continues to murder his draft stock.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) May 5, 2014
Month ago, scout told me his team was ready to take Seantrel Henderson higher than anyone in media had him. This AM: ″He’s off our board.”— Michael Schottey (@Schottey) May 5, 2014
Here’s my longstanding belief on Seantrel Henderson: For whatever reason, he just doesn’t want to play football. Again, just my opinion.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) May 5, 2014
“Mettenberger’s agents said that the diluted sample was caused by him drinking extra water to combat dehydration.”