At Hawaii, Trayvon Henderson had a terrific five-year career for the Warriors. Henderson immediately played a role as a freshman, and he did a great job in his four years as a starter. In the middle of his time with Hawaii, he tore his ACL and missed a full season. But in the two years since, Henderson has played well.
In his final two seasons, Henderson totaled 145 tackles with 14.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, and four picks. He made plays all over the field and was a true force for the team. While the Mountain West isn’t a Power 5 conference, he still showed well and should get a chance to prove himself at the next level.
Henderson was outlined as a potential prospect for the Redskins to watch after the Senior Bowl by our own Ian Cummings. Here’s what he said about Henderson.
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"Henderson, 6-foot-0, 200, only has average size. But all throughout the week, he played two inches larger. He was sticky in coverage, grabbing multiple interceptions on the day. He demonstrated impressive footwork, with the innate closing speed to come up on a pass before it reaches its target. Henderson also stood out as a stud in run defense. The Hawaii product isn’t afraid to use his body, and he’s a very solid tackler. He didn’t have an extraordinary Senior Bowl game, but it was more of the same. Solid coverage, solid run defense, and an affinity for the third level."
As a primary backup, Henderson could be a great option. He has all the requisite skills to make him a solid player, and he will probably be available in Rounds 5-7. Henderson would be an ideal backup for the team, and using him as the No. 3 safety could work. The team would certainly get bang for their buck by drafting him.