The Ravens signed safety Daniel Henry to an undrafted free agent contract shortly after the conclusion of the draft on Saturday. Henry played as a 5th year senior in 2016 and totaled 65 tackles, six pass break ups, and two forced fumbles. Henry will play with the likes of Eric Weddle, Tony Jefferson, and Lardarius Web.
Henry truly was the last line of defense for the Lobos last season. Henry excels in keeping break away plays in front of him and preventing any runs to get behind him. He has great shuffling ability and can take a receiver one-on-one or assist a corner in double coverage. Henry’s frame benefits him greatly in making plays on the ball; 6’1” 195 pounds could transition very well to the NFL.
Henry has potential to be a solid prospect for the Ravens, being behind veteran Eric Weddle, he could learn a few pointers from him. Adjusting to a run heavy Mountain West, to a pass heavy NFL, could cause a bit of issues for Henry.
Typically, defensive backs in the Mountain West see more action in the run game than most college prospects. With this being said, Henry will have better tackling skill than some safeties coming out of the draft. Henry will fit in with the smash mouth and hard hitting style the Ravens have played with for many years.
Special teams is always an option, but given enough time to learn the new system and adjust to bigger and faster wide outs in the NFL, Henry could possibly see some playing time with Baltimore. With Webb (31) and Weddle (32) getting up there in age, fresh young legs are something Baltimore could use in their secondary.