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ESPN Writer Names Dallas as Best Fit for Derrick Henry

Henry won the Heisman and a National Championship with Alabama last year

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    The lion’s share of pre-draft listicles you see at this point in the year are geared at where experts think prospects will end up going—not where they would have the best chance of succeeding—but thanks to ESPN, we do now have a list of the best destinations for each the top offensive prospects of the class of 2016.

    The piece’s author, Matt Bowen, believes of all 32 NFL teams, reigning Heisman Trophy winner and National Champion Derrick Henry would benefit most from being drafted by the Cowboys.

    “… The Alabama product isn't a change-of-direction runner, and he's not going to give you that wiggle in the hole," Bowen writes, via the Dallas Morning News. "But he does produce as a downhill runner between the tackles with enough vision to find a cutback lane.

    “That fits with the Cowboys and the talent they have on the offensive front. Create running lanes for Henry and allow him to explode through the crease. That forces defensive backs to square this guy up in the open field. No thanks. While Henry can't match [Ezekiel] Elliott's receiving chops, he did catch the ball well during combine workouts. And like most running backs coming out of college, he'll continue to develop there. With a second-round grade, Henry would be a nice fit for the Cowboys—and fill a major need—at the running back position.

    “Big, strong and fast. That sells in Dallas."