Ed "Pi Double I" Henderson
Player Bio: Tarik Black attended Cheshire Academy, located in Hamden, CT. During his senior season at Cheshire Academy, he caught 40 passes for 703 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 150 yards. As a junior, he was a productive receiver, a junior registered 30 catches for 610 yards and eight touchdowns, and caught 57 passes for 926 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore. He garnered All-America, All-State, New England Preparatory School Athletic Council All-New England Class A squad (4x's), PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team, All-USA Connecticut Football Team in 2016, and the #1 overall player in Connecticut. He received an invite to participate in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He selected the University of Michigan before graduating and transferring to the University of Texas.
2021 NFL Combine Invite
SCHOOL: TEXAS | CONFERENCE: BIG XII
PRO DAY RESULTS
40 YD DASH | BENCH PRESS | VERTICAL JUMP | BROAD JUMP | 3 CONE DRILL | 20 YD SHUTTLE
4.54 | 15 | 40” | 132” | 6.91 | 4.26
#7 TARIK BLACK HIGHLIGHTS (2019)
Strengths: He is very athletic, physical and has good size and frame for an NFL receiver. He can beat press coverages to get up the field to make catches or out physical the defender. He will use his frame to shield off the defender to create an opening for quick crossing routes and quick slants. He has a tremendous catch radius to allow the quarterback to throw, and he can make the catch. He has soft and reliable hands that will snatch the ball out of the air. He is very savvy as a route runner with long strides and will work back to the quarterback to provide a target. He can track the ball well down the field, especially the deep ball. He will control most 50/50 balls and be a red zone threat.
Weaknesses: The downsize to his talent is he is not a blazer; he is quick in a straight line but will not outrun the faster NFL defensive backs at the next level. He will not provide good separation and will rely on his savviness to get free. He will use his body more than his hand to make to haul in the deep throws he has to jump to catch. He will need to add some bulk to his frame to participate as a reliable blocker down the field.
Draft Projection: 7th Round - Free Agent
NFL Comparison: Allen Robinson (Chicago Bears)