2018 Cardinals Draft Profile
Name: Trayvon Henderson
Projected: 4th round
Trayvon Henderson is a safety prospect out of Hawai’i. He played in 49 games with Hawaii and finished with 237 total tackles. Had his best season in 2016 with 90 total tackles and 10.5 tackles for loss. Henderson was named team captain as a senior and preseason all-Mountain West team. Finished eighth in program history with nine interceptions.
Henderson can play both safety positions but primarily played strong safety at Hawaii. He has a sub-4.48 time in the 40 yard dash, but plays faster on the field. Would be an excellent choice late in draft for special teams duty who has potential to grow into a role at either safety spot. Henderson’s aggressiveness would fit well with the Cardinals defense.
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Always finds his way to the football. Henderson showed at the Senior Bowl that he has a second gear and closes well on routes. Is smooth in a back pedal and flips his hips when changing direction. Is most comfortable playing centerfield where he is able to use his speed to make plays over the top. He can play either safety position as he does not shy away from tackles.
Size is the biggest hurdle for Henderson. The safety stands at just six feet tall and barely 200 pounds. He will need to get stronger and throw on a few more pounds to compete against larger receivers and tight ends. Will need to get better at breaking down and making technically sound tackles. Too often lunges at ball carriers and does not wrap up enough.