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Tennessee adds another Heisman winner in Tide’s Derrick Henry

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That settles it. The Tennessee Titans are collecting Heisman Trophies.

Tennessee took Alabama running back Derrick Henry in the second round of the NFL draft Friday, marking the second straight year the team has picked the Heisman Trophy winner. A year ago, the Titans picked Marcus Mariota.

Henry fell in the draft, practically because running backs have been devalued in the NFL draft. But Henry lacked the burst of, say, Ezekiel Elliott, who went to Dallas with the fourth pick.

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