On June 14 2022, a photo was released of Derrick Henry standing side-by-side with quarterback Malik Willis at a Tennessee Titans practice.. Derrick Henry seems to dwarf the 6-foot-1 quarterback. Derrick Henry is reportedly 6-foot-3, 237 pounds. 

After looking at the photo, I can’t help but feel that somebody is lying. Either Derrick Henry is way bigger than he is saying he is or Malik Willis is not 6-foot-1.

When speaking with Jill Jelnick of FOX Nashville, Malik Willis had this to say “That’s a big human, dude, I just thought he was huge. I was like, ‘dang, I see why he’s stiff-arming people and all that.’ That’s what’s up, though, he’s on my team.”

A comparable running back from the University of Alabama would be Najee Harris, standing at 6-foot-2, 240 pounds. Even Najee doesn't seem nearly as big as Derrick Henry. Maybe it's just a difference in muscle mass? Here's a video of Najee doing drills at practice. Does he pass the eye test to you?

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Derrick Henry only played in eight games last season due to breaking his 5th metatarsal in his right foot. He still managed to post 937 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. I would expect him to bounce back big time this year, especially since they are missing wide receiver A.J. Brown.

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