The Los Angeles Rams drafted Darrell Henderson with the No.70 over pick. Everybody knows that Todd Gurley is the Rams starting running back, but there are some injury issues with him. Gurley’s knee could be a problem for the Rams. His knee is not 100 percent, so the Rams will need somebody to help carry the load at running back. In comes Darrell Henderson.
Henderson averaged 8.9 yards per rush in his last two season in college. He showed quickness to hit thr hole and toughness to run through tacklers. Also, he was able to catch passes out of the backfield and split out wide catch the ball too. Henderson is the perfect all-around back for the Rams offense.
The former Memphis running back has drawn comparisons to New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara. If Henderson is anything like Kamara, that will be huge for the Rams. Even if Gurley can remain healthy throughout the season, Henderson still can play a massive role in the Rams offense.
Head coach Sean McVay should have fun drawing up plays for Henderson. Darrell will add a dynamic to the Rams offense that they did not have last year. He can run well in that zone scheme and catch the ball out of the backfield. McVay will be able to line Henderson out wide to get him the ball in space. Also, we could see Henderson in the backfield at the same time is Gurley, that would be hard to game plan for on defense.
Henderson still is young, so he will need to get the offense down and go through the growing pains as a player. But he will have a great teacher and Todd Gurley to get him through those tough times. With the Rams getting Cooper Kupp back from injury and adding Henderson, the Rams offense could be one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL.