Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #56 DE, #637/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: FA 2007: 10 GP; 0 GS; 5 Sol-11 TT, 1 TFL, 1 PBU, 3 QBH, 1 FR, 1 FF; Charged with DWI in May 2007, suspended for the first three games. Appeared in 10 games at defensive end and on special teams ... helped UT allow just 93.4 rushing yards per game (sixth NCAA) ... tallied 11 tackles, including three special teams tackles, a TFL, three pressures, a PBD, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... 2006: 13 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 45-193-4.3-6; Rec: 1-6-6-0; KR: 1-9-9-0; Appeared in all 13 games at running back, defensive end and on special teams ... rushed for 193 yards and six TDs on 45 carries (4.3 ypc) ... rushed five times for 17 yards and a TD ...2005: 13 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 87-432-5-10; Played in all 13 games at running back ... ran for 432 yards and 10 TDs on 87 carries ... his 10 rushing TDs ranked him third on UT's freshman list (T-4th in total TDs by a freshman) ... tallied three two-TD games ... his uncle, Ray Crockett, was a two-time All-SWC pick at Baylor (1985-88) and played 14 years in the NFL with Detroit (1984-93), Denver (1994-2000) and Kansas City (2001-02) ... Crockett was co-captain for Denver's back-to-back championship teams in Super Bowls XXXVII and XXXVIII.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 4/105 -- Henry Melton, DE, 6-3, 280, Texas...A project who could take some time to develop because of his limited experience at end. Backup running back in his first two seasons. Carried 132 times for 625 yards (4.7-yard average) and 16 touchdowns. Didn't become a starter until senior season and even then didn't post great numbers (29 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 4 sacks) but showed fine athleticism for the position. Has great physical tools, runs well and has excellent agility. Arrested for DUI in 2007 and served a three-game suspension. - by The Sports Xchange
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01/09/13 - DT Henry Melton, a former college fullback, was voted to his first Pro Bowl. He creates mismatches inside against the pass and the run with his quickness and athleticism. But he still has games when he seems to disappear, so it will be interesting if the UFA to be is rewarded with a multi-year mega-deal or winds up with the franchise tag.
12/28/12 - DT Henry Melton (chest) was limited at practice this week and is expected to play.
12/27/12 - DT Henry Melton was voted to his first Pro Bowl.
12/27/12 - DT Henry Melton (clavicle) was limited and is expected to play.
12/24/12 - DT Henry Melton (chest) is expected back this week after missing two games.