K.J. Henry
K.J. Henry  DE  Clemson | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
K.J. Henry
Home town
Winston-Salem, NC
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K.J. Henry DE/EDGE Clemson | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

K.J. Henry DE/EDGE Clemson
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.70 seconds
Height: 6-4 Weight: 260
Date of Birth: 01/27/1999 Age: 23.5
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Overall Rating: 80.8 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Pass Rush:
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DRAFT GRADE: 5th Position rank: #22
College Games: 44 College Snaps: 1115
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (92/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #5 Pos Rank: #3 State Rank: #1
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (99/100 )
Ovr Rank: #14 Pos Rank: #3
Draft Profile: Bio
K.J. Henry from West Forsyth High School was rated a 5 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 5 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Henry opted to join Clemson.

In 2018 as a freshman Henry saw action in 4 games and played on a total of 39 snaps for the Tigers. He recorded 6 tackles, no assists, while adding 5 stops.

As a sophomore for the Tigers in 2019 Henry played in 15 games and took part on 349 snaps for the Tigers. He recorded 8 tackles, 8 assists, while adding 6 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 12 total pressures, and 8 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 2 sacks during the year.

In 2020 as a junior Henry played in 12 games and contributed on 386 snaps. He recorded 13 tackles, 5 assists, while making 13 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 16 total pressures, which included 8 QB hurries, 5 QB hits, and 3 sacks on the year.

In 2021 as a senior Henry logged playing time in 13 games and logged a total of 341 snaps for the Tigers. He also added 14 tackles, 4 assists, and 15 stops. While in coverage Henry made no pass break ups, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 47.9. As a pass rusher, he tallied 23 total pressures, which included 13 QB hurries, 5 QB hits, and 5 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Good lateral agility to elude. Plays on the balls of his feet and shows enough balance and flexibility to quickly turn and pursue laterally and downfield. Plenty of athletic talent worthy of developing.
  • Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
  • Good not great quickness and change of direction agility. Chases, using a long spin move to clear blocks. Low, strong off the line.
  • Challenges inside with quickness and strong hands. Run-and-chase defender who can leave a mark.
  • Has fluid footwork to redirect, reverse momentum and close with a burst. Regularly first off the ball with good snap anticipation.
  • Relentless and strong off the edge as a pass rusher when fresh. Gets under the pads of tackles to bull rush them into the backfield.
  • Fast in a straight line. Excellent wide and .bull rushes when he's first off the snap.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Stands up well against the run but is very pursuit-conscious and will take unneeded wide angles.
  • Doesn't change direction easily. Can be late off the snap.
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