CJ Henderson, a mainstay in the Florida Gators’ secondary over the past three seasons, will forgo his senior season and declare for the 2020 NFL Draft. He will not play in UF’s bowl game.
The two-time All-SEC corner made the announcement earlier today on Twitter.
— Chris Henderson Jr. (@HendersonChris_) December 6, 2019
Henderson made 27 starts in 34 career games for Florida. He got his first start against on September 23, 2017, at Kentucky.
He hails from Columbus High School in Miami and was a four-star prospect in 2017, rated the No. 16 corner in the country and 139th player overall according to 247 Sports.
While Henderson didn’t have an interception in 2019, he defended 11 passes and made 33 tackles (three for a loss and one sack) in nine games.
According to the latest CBS Sports mock draft, he is projected to go 24th overall.
His year-by-year statistics are as follows:
2017 (Coaches SEC All-Freshman / AP Second Team All-SEC): 22 tackles (14 solo), 4 interceptions, 2 touchdowns, 4 passes broken up
2018 (Coaches Second Team All-SEC): 38 tackles (26 solo), 5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions, 7 passes broken up
2019: 33 tackles (26 solo), 3 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 11 passes broken up
Mark Stine is a contributing writer for Chomp Talk. Follow him on Twitter @mstinejr.