CJ Henderson NFL Draft Expert Predictions

Max Staley
CJ Henderson will likely be the second cornerback selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.
CJ Henderson will likely be the second cornerback selected in the 2020 NFL Draft. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

CJ Henderson isn't the best cornerback prospect this year, that honor goes to Jeff Okudah, but he's widely viewed as the second-best CB in the class. He's a rangy defender with big-time upside, and he posted a 4.39-second time in the 40-yard dash, also adding a 37.5-inch vertical jump and a 127-inch broad jump.

That athleticism combined with Henderson's ball-hawking ability (6 interceptions, 20 passes defended in three seasons at Florida) should have plenty of team's vying for his services. With that in mind, here are some expert predictions for Henderson's landing spot in the 2020 NFL Draft.

CJ Henderson NFL Draft Projection 2020

Bleacher Report
Matt Miller, of Bleacher Report, has the Atlanta Falcons picking Henderson at No. 16 overall.

Walter Football
Walter Cherepinsky, of Walter Football, is in agreement with Miller here, projecting Henderson lands with the Atlanta Falcons at No. 16.

CBS Sports
Ryan Wilson, of CBS Sports, also has Henderson going in the middle of the first round, projecting the Dallas Cowboys select him at No. 17.

Mel Kiper, of ESPN, projects that the Minnesota Vikings will trade up to the Falcons' No. 16 overall pick and select Henderson.

CJ Henderson NFL Draft Expert Prediction

First Round:
- Falcons (No. 16)
- Falcons (No. 16)
- Vikings (No. 16, via Atlanta)
- Cowboys (No. 17)

The experts we highlighted here all seem to be on the same page, projecting Henderson as a miid-first-round pick. In fact, three of the four even have Henderson going at No. 16.

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