BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors the past two seasons. Senior-year passing totals were 50%/1938/17/19 when he struggled with a shoulder injury throughout the campaign. Junior-year passing totals included 2508 passing yards. Career-high numbers of 60.2%/2743/25/12 came as a freshman.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized downfield passer with an NFL arm. Patient in the pocket, remains calm under the rush, and buys time for receivers. Has the arm strength to get the ball through the tight spots, shows velocity on all his throws, and quickly gets the ball out of his hand when necessary. Puts air under deep throws, letting receivers run to the ball. Displays a nice sense for the field, knowing where his targets can be found.
NEGATIVES: Not an elusive quarterback who avoids the rush. Does not go through receiver progressions and stares down the primary target. Late on timing throws, sprays the ball around, and must improve the placement of his passes. Will force the ball into coverage on occasion. Over-strides into passes, changing his point of release, which adversely affects the accuracy of his passes.
ANALYSIS: Henne has been a competitive and productive signal-caller for Michigan the past four seasons and offers the physical skills necessary to play in the NFL. He must start to show improvement in his mechanics, decision-making, and details of the position to reach the potential he's capable of. He could be a big-time player if he meets expectations, yet he could just as easily wind up bouncing around the league.