As Jason pointed out on Thursday, the University of Miami offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson didn't have the best workout during his Pro Day last week. Reports from the day range from quitting during the workout before its conclusion to leaving as soon as it was completed. According to Gil Brandt, Henderson fell down during a pulling drill and then left the field. Henderson's agent, David Levine, told the Miami Herald that "Henderson felt dehydrated and sick and that was the reason he had to stop."
Either way, the impression was anything but impressive. In a way this isn't entirely surprising. Per ESPN, which ranks Henderson as the 12th-best prospect entering the NFL draft, writes about his intangibles:
Suspended for the 2011 season opener. Sited for three motor vehicle violations following car accident in August of 2012. Reportedly ran a red light and hit a car carrying a family including a five-year old girl that was ejected from the car and lived. Suspended of the start of 2012 spring practices and showed up significantly late for a summer of 2012 training session. Missed first three practices following the death of a childhood friend and may have missed more practice time to attend a family member's funeral during 2012 fall camp.
Don't worry. The Bengals were there to see it all. And not just any Bengals scout, but offensive line coach Paul Alexander, who also took a look at offensive guard Brandon Linder.
Linder — who was at the combine — ran the short shuttle in 4.71 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.77 seconds. Linder had a very good pro-day workout. He looked good pulling and has strong hands. This is a smart player, and he likely helped himself with his pro-day performance. He could be selected in or around the fourth round of the draft.