There might not be a more physically dominant player at their position than Derrick Henry among running backs. The Alabama product makes some of the greatest athletes in the world look like average high school players. Who could forget this infamous stiff arm?
Derrick Henry 😳💪
— NFL (@NFL) October 14, 2020
As the Falcons prepare to travel north to Nashville in a Week 8 clash against Henry and the Titans, Bijan Robinson was asked by Fox 5’s Miles Garrett if he’s modeled his game after the Heisman Trophy winner.
VIDEO: Derrick Henry has long been considered one of, if not, the best running back in the league with the #Titans.
— Miles Garrett (@MilesGarrettTV) October 27, 2023
Sunday’s contest between the Falcons and Titans will feature some of the best running backs in football. Obviously, Bijan Robinson and Derrick Henry will headline the matchup, but don’t forget about the backups in Cordarrelle Patterson, Tyler Allgeier, and Tyjae Spears. There will be some high-level running back play this week in Tennessee.
Robinson ranks 13th in rushing yards (404), even though he only received one carry last week, while Henry ranks 11th (425). However, Robinson ranks 7th in yards per rush (5.0), which is much more efficient than Henry’s 4.3 yards per carry, ranking 17th.
There will be a steady dose of running the football between these two teams, and it will most likely come down to who makes the fewest mistakes between Desmond Ridder and Will Levis, who is making his NFL debut.
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