Chad Henne Scouting Report

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Chad Henne Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: Big10
School: Michigan Wolverines
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #7
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 226 lbs.
Drafted 2.26 in 2008 by MIA

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Chad Henne, QB, Michigan

Chad Henne is an intriguing prospect at QB. A four year starter at Michigan, Henne is a battle tested senior who may fall curse to staying in school one year too long, ala Brady Quinn. At 6'2" and 226 lbs., Henne possesses good size for an NFL quarterback. He's thrown for 1938 yards this season, including a career high 373 against Florida, despite being injured and missing a significant amount of time. Of Henne's many attributes, his accuracy is the one which should intrigue pro teams looking to draft a quarterback. According to CBS Sports line, Henne is completing 58.3% of his passes this season. His completion percentage dipped below 60% for the first time this season after a horrible outing against Ohio State. That's a pretty decent percentage for a senior, but this quarterback has completed 828 of his 1387 career passes. That's 59.7% for his career. Not many QB's who start early in their career will have a completion percentage that high, because of struggles as freshmen. Henne may not posses eye-popping arm strength, but he can adequately make all the throws in the NFL quarterbacks' arsenal. What will make Henne a professional is his poise and sound decision making. Despite being injured much of this season, Henne has still thrown for 17 TDs and only 9 INTs. His career totals of 87 TD passes to only 37 INTs show how well he takes care of the ball. A QB with a 2.4 to 1 TD to INT ratio in a major conference will find himself a job in the NFL. If Henne shows he can stay healthy, he should hear his name called on the first day. Chad Henne wowed scouts at Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Alabama. He showed excellent poise and decision making and has a more than adequate NFL arm. Scouts are still worried his footwork will fail him if the pocket collapses, but he may have worked his way into the second round. He finished the game 5 of 9 passing, for 64 yards and threw the North's only 2 TDs. If he shows he can improve his footwork and his ability to throw on the run at the combine, he'll likely leap Andre' Woodson as the number 3 quarterback. Chad Henne had another great showing at the NFL Combine. While his 40 time of 4.96 seconds and 3 cone drill time of 7.17 seconds were nothing spectacular, he threw the ball extremely well. He has plenty of arm strength and reportedly impressed scouts in his interviews. Henne should find himself drafted in round two as the third quarterback taken. Chad Henne looked extremely sharp throwing the ball at Michigan's pro day. Scouts in Ann Arbor got to see Henne showcase his strong arm and ever improving footwork. According to the Detroit Free Press, Henne scored a 22 on the Wonderlic test, one of the better scores this year. He has firmly established himself as one of the top four quarterbacks in this years' class and should be off the board by the end of round two.

Last Updated Apr-02-2008 by Randall Weida

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