Historical Comps for Derrick Henry’s Rookie Season
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In another look at the rookie season for notable running backs in 2016, we come to the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry of the Tennessee Titans. Let’s take a look and see how his first year in the pros compared to other rookies of recent years. I set the RotoViz Screener:
to find rookies from 2010 – 2016, and selected some basic production and usage numbers as variables. I also included draft pick. The influence of draft pick on a player’s opportunity declines over time, but it’s still relevant heading into a player’s second season. Then I asked the Screener to find seasons comparable to my target player.