Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey and head coach Joe Philbin attended the University of Miami's Pro Day today and one of the players they obviously wanted to put eyes on was offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson.
Henderson, 6-8 and 344 pounds, might be a project later-round draft pick and the Dolphins are obviously in the market for young, cheap offensive tackles.
But the view the Dolphins got of Henderson was not as good as hoped. Henderson was unable to finish his workout and by several accounts did not impress in the drills he did complete. The University of Miami, unlike other universities, keeps the workouts closed to the media so this is all second-hand from witnesses and sources.
Henderson did not speak with the media after the workout. David Levine, Henderson's agent, told The Herald's Barry Jackson that Henderson felt dehydrated and sick and that was the reason he had to stop.
Whatever the reason, it is not good news for the player. You may recall Henderson was once one of the country's most prized prep recruits. He initially committed to USC and then went to Miami when the NCAA hammer came down on the Trojans.
But he never lived up to his reputation at Miami. He was suspended multiple times. He was often out of shape. And he failed to solidify himself as the dominant linemen his physical gifts suggested he could become.
Will this scare the Dolphins away? Henderson was one of the players they wanted to closely study and that review will continue, with a local visit to the team's training facility next week.
At that point Henderson will have to explain what happened today.
[Update: Henderson bench pressed 225 pounds 23 times. He checked in at 6-7 and 339 pounds. He was 331 pounds at the NFL combine.]