The Stanford Cardinal are coming off a poor season, but it's not the fault of the next prospect we're about to explore: Henry Anderson. An imposing 6-foot-6, 294 pounds, Anderson racked up stuffs and pressures for that defensive front line and was everywhere for them.
Is he somebody that we could see added to the New York Giants' 53 man roster? Let's take a look:
- Can bench press OL to keep them off him, upper body strength is good
- Well built player
- Excellent motor
- Innate ability to disengage from blocks
- Angles in pursuit are consistently good
- Closing speed is good
- Not a quick twitch player/lacks first-step explosion
- Top heavy and doesn't generate lower body power
- Pass rush moves are underdeveloped
- Loses balance and gets overpowered too much for my liking
Does He Fit With The Giants?
No. I don't see much pass rush potential at the next level as a three technique (which is where he'd likely play for us). He's not a quick twitch player and will not be able to shoot gaps as easily as some of his other colleagues in this draft. He looks to be a good fit in a 2-gap odd front, but that's not what we run here.
Big Board Rankings
Big Blue View - Not in top 100
Mocking The Draft - 70
CBS Sports - 110
Draft Tek - 94
Anderson is a good player and I'm higher on him than most. I give him a solid third- to early-fourth round grade. He's very athletic for his size and his change of direction and power at the point of attack are very good. I think a good comparison for him would be someone like Brett Keisel as his ceiling. A powerful player that can just stonewall you at the point of attack and clog stuff up for the edge guys to come in. We don't run a two-gap scheme like I said before, so it wouldn't work for us, but I definitely could see teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans being interested in someone like him.