The path to the draft is a long and exciting one for every potential EFL Star and today we’ll be discussing standout Corner Back JJ Hendrix and discussing his path to the draft and then giving our reactions to his landing spot.
JJ had a solid first season in the NCAA where he helped Notre Dame win a national championship and played against some great receivers. While Hendrix didn’t have amazing stats he proved he was mature enough and talented enough to cover any receiver in the NCAA.
In his second season with the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, Hendrix really showed he could be the anchor to a defense. Again his stats didn’t jump off the page but Hendrix impressed by being a glue to a struggling team on the rebound from their title. What really impressed people was Hendrix’s potential and the chance that he could be a star at the next level. Hendrix’s leadership ability also shined when the team had issues regarding their AD and Hendrix’s ability to show up day in and day out no matter the circumstances showed many that he was a great locker room guy who could control a locker room.
Many people believe Hendrix will go somewhere from the early first to early second. There are a lot of talented players in the draft especially talented secondary players. It’ll be interesting to see if teams will put aside Hendrix’s average stats and take a chance on his athleticism and leadership ability. Both Hendrix brothers aren’t the best at their respective positions but they both do one thing better then anyone else and that’s showing up and making plays when it matters. Especially when people take chances on them.
Well I don’t believe anyone could of called this! HENDRIX HAS GONE FIRST OVERALL TO THE NEW ORLEANS KRAKEN!! The star corner back for the Fighting Irish has somehow defied the odds and gone First Overall. Hendrix must of really impressed in pre draft interviews and workouts with his raw talent and great personality. This is a great landing spot and I hope New Orleans knows they just landed a guy who will be a face of their franchise.