Comparisons are often debated about college teams producing talent to the NFL, and the NFL Network recently joined in the discussion.

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The “Good Morning Football” program asked former Alabama running back and current Tennessee Titan Derrick Henry to respond to comments from former LSU cornerback Jalen Mills, now with the Philadelphia Eagles, about how his school feeds players to the NFL.

“We call it NFLSU, man,” Mills said. “And if you’re talking about these super teams in the NBA, you put all these LSU players on the same team, they’d definitely be a super team in the NFL, for sure.”

Henry didn’t directly respond to Mills, but gave his own take about how playing at Alabama prepared him for the NFL. On the current active rosters for the NFL’s 32 teams, Alabama has 39 players and LSU has 38, according to

“I feel like we’re a factory to the NFL,” Henry said. “We run everything at Alabama just like the NFL, so when you get to the NFL, it’s nothing new. It’s everything that you learned at Alabama that they all prepared you for, and we have guys in the league that make a lot of plays that look like they have been in the NFL for a while when they get here.”

Henry was also asked to compare himself to former LSU running back Leonard Fournette, now with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Point blank, the question was, ‘Are you a better player than Leonard Fournette?’

“Man, Leonard Fournette is a beast,” Henry said. “He came in the NFL already showing like he’s been here for a long time. … He always makes an opponent pay. He’s a great back and he’s doing a great job for Jacksonville. I never want to take away from anybody who’s being successful because it took a lot to get here.”