Henry is a staff writer at the Tufts Daily. He is a first-year who has yet to declare a major.

Off the Gridiron: Way too early NFL playoff predictions

NFC West: San Francisco 49ers Despite their Super Bowl loss, the 49ers have the infrastructure to win the division again. Despite losing DeForest Buckner and Emmanuel Sanders, the 49ers snagged University of South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw and Arizona State University wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk in the first round, who will help the 49ers […]

Off the Gridiron: Draft Reactions

Steals of the Draft Isaiah Simmons, linebacker: The Cardinals were ecstatic to land Simmons with the No. 8 overall pick. Not only was he one of the top defenders in the class, but Simmons fills a specific need for the Cardinals: covering tight ends. The Simmons versus George Kittle battle will soon become one of […]

Off the Gridiron: NFL mock draft

With the 2020 NFL Draft beginning on April 23, months of speculation will soon come to a close. Until then, here is my final mock draft projection for the first round.  Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow The Bengals can finally move on from Andy Dalton; Burrow is the future of the franchise. Washington Redskins: Chase Young […]

Off the Gridiron: ‘Difficult, reasonable, likely’ NFL draft edition

As the Class of 2024 is currently making choices about where to go to college, it reminded me of an exercise that I did with my college counselors during the beginning of my college selection process. I came into the meeting with a list of schools, and we placed them into categories “difficult,” “reasonable” and […]

Off the Gridiron: The sneaky winners of NFL free agency

While the headlines of free agency were stolen by Tom Brady signing with the Buccaneers, the Cardinals robbing the Texans by landing DeAndre Hopkins, the Eagles rescuing Darius Slay from the Lions and the Dolphins making Byron Jones the league’s highest paid corner, several teams made quieter moves that will pay serious dividends during the […]

Off the Gridiron: TB is going to TB

I’m not sure that the image of Tom Brady in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform will ever look right, but that’s the new reality for football fans. Last week, the G.O.A.T. signed with the Buccaneers on a two-year contract worth $50 million. Brady announced his departure from the Patriots after posting his worst passer rating […]

Off the Gridiron: Okudah, Simmons make their case

Media coverage of the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft has been centered around three players: Louisiana State University quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow, talented University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and generational Ohio State University defensive end Chase Young. The hype around these three has taken away from the attention on two special defensive […]

Off the Gridiron: NFL mock draft top 5

With the NFL Combine having already gotten started, it seems like an appropriate time to begin a mock draft and speculate where college football’s outstanding prospects will be playing professionally next year. 1) Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, Quarterback, Louisiana State In his 2019 season at Louisiana State University, Burrow threw for 5,671 yards and 60 […]

Off the Gridiron: Grading NFL’s newest head coaches

With the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the 2019–20 NFL season is over and the 2020–21 NFL season has immediately begun. I will begin my preview of the upcoming NFL season by grading teams’ head coaching decisions. Carolina Panthers: Matt Rhule In a move to put his own stamp on the franchise, owner David Tepper […]

Off the Gridiron: The XFL makes a triumphant return

For the first time since 2001, the XFL was back in action this past weekend. The eight-team league looks to become a viable source of football after the Super Bowl, a market that the American Alliance of Football (AAF) struggled to captivate last spring. Despite the beginning of on-field action this weekend, the bigger story […]