Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) April 4, 2007
Yardbarker.com, the premier destination on the Internet for unfiltered sports commentary by fans and bloggers, has launched an NFL Draft blog with former University of Arizona running back Chris Henry, who is expected to be drafted in one of the first three rounds during the 2007 NFL Draft, it was announced today.
Henry, who entered the draft after his junior season, will share his daily life experiences as he visits NFL teams, continues his daily workout regimen and gears up for graduation as a philosophy major.
"We started Yardbarker to offer sports fans the very best sports content on the web," Yardbarker Co-Founder Pete Vlastelica said. "Providing fans with an inside look at how a young athlete prepares to make the leap from college to professional football is very compelling. Chris has worked very hard and has a lot of interesting stories to tell. We're thrilled that he will be sharing those stories through Yardbarker.com."
The 5-11, 230-pound running back "wowed" NFL scouts and coaches by putting on a dominating performance at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis in February. Henry tied Adrian Peterson from Oklahoma as the fastest running back at the combine by posting an official time of 4.40 in the 40-yard dash, including a blistering 4.33 mark on his first attempt. He also bench pressed 225 pounds 26 times and tied for first in the broad jump.
According to NFL Draft expert Gil Brandt, Henry improved his draft stock dramatically following the combine performance. "The way he worked out, he created an unbelievable amount of interest. He was definitely the most talked-about prospect in the city of Indianapolis," Brandt said.
Henry, a native of Stockton, CA, is unique among draft prospects. Aside from his freakish athletic ability and size-speed ratio, he is one of the few players who have remained in school as the draft approaches. Henry has a full course load in philosophy and is scheduled to walk through graduation ceremonies in May.
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