C.J. Henderson announces decision about his Florida future
Florida’s secondary suffered a big blow when junior CB C.J. Henderson made his decision about the NFL Draft.
Henderson announced on Twitter that he would give up his senior season of eligibility with the Gators and enter the 2020 NFL Draft. He is projected to be a first-round NFL Draft pick. He’s considered a top five cornerback in this year’s draft class.
“After much prayer and consideration, I will be foregoing my senior season and declaring for the 2020 NFL Draft and I will not be playing in the bowl game,” Henderson wrote. “I am excited to be one step closer to turning my lifelong dream into a reality.”
Henderon missed three games early in the season with an ankle injury, but he led the team with 11 pass breakups, eight more than any other teammate. He made 33 tackles, including three for a loss and one sack, while also recording one quarterback hurry.
Henderson’s loss in the bowl game is especially big because Florida is set to play in a New Year’s Six bowl. The Gators are likely set to play in the Orange Bowl, but a consensus theory is that if Georgia beats LSU, two SEC teams could make the College Football Playoff, and Florida could move to the Sugar Bowl.