tyler735 Posted February 8, 2021 Share Posted February 8, 2021 (edited) 2 hours ago, Raves said: If Hendrickson won't resign for 8-12 mil AAV we need to let him go. He's not a premiere pass rusher that can just take over a game and dominate on his own that should get 15-20+ mil AAV. He's a great #2 option that's it. Aaron Donald, TJ Watt, Bosas, Myles Garrett, JJ Watt, etc that all provide as much or more value in their down years as Hendrickson provided in his best year. Can't say I agree. What we do know is that he fully took advantage of his first real chance to get significant snaps throughout the course of a season. To the extent that his sacks/pressures were in elite territory. That's not me saying I'm ready to put him in elite company yet, but given his trajectory, it's certainly possible he gets there. I'd also note, he put these excellent numbers up going against teams Left Tackles all season. Coming into the NFL he was a raw athletic prospect with a bunch of potential coming from a small school, it seems the light bulb has finally turned on for him in the NFL and he is putting it all together. We know he has a great combination of size, strength and speed comparable to most elite pass rushers in the league. He's 6'4" 270lbs runs a 4.65 40 time (1.59 10 yard split), and 7.03 3 cone Just for reference here's how some of the leagues best pass rushers stack up athletically: TJ Watt: 6'4" 252lbs runs a 4.69 40 (1.59 10 yard split), and a 6.79 3 cone Miles Garrett: 6'4" 272lbs runs a 4.64 40 time (1.63 10 yard split), 3 cone didn't participate Joey Bosa: 6'5" 265lbs runs a 4.86 40 time, (1.68 10 yard split), and a 6.89 3 cone Danielle Hunter: 6'5" 252lbs runs a 4.57 40 time (1.57 10 yard split), and a 6.95 3 cone Nick Bosa: 6'4" 266lbs runs a 4.79 40 time (1.62 10 yard split), and a 7.10 3 cone I know athleticism alone doesn't make him "as good" as these guys, but what it does tell us is that he has an athletic profile that is right up there with the best pass rushers in the league (I've seen quite a few fans underrate his athleticism). What I saw this year in Hendrickson was a guy that was consistently generating pressure in a variety of ways. He can bull rush a Left Tackle and use brute strength to get pressure on a QB Or he can beat a Left Tackle using his explosive burst of the line Or he can use technique to win against LT's I'm seeing a guy that is showing he can beat LT's in a variety of ways. These types of pass rushers aren't that easy to find in the league, and generally get paid. I'm certainly hoping we are willing to pay more than the 8-12 million number you put out. This past season he put up elite pass rush numbers in his 1st full season of significant snaps. He is still likely just scratching the surface of his potential as he enters his prime at 26 years old. There's a lot of great football in front of him still. Edited February 8, 2021 by tyler735 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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