Darrell Henderson was taken in the third round, after the Rams traded picks 94 and 99 with the Buccanneers to move up to pick 70. Henderson is an elusive back with explosive-play ability who ran for 1,909 yards in his senior season at Memphis and also finished with 295 receiving yards. He'll run behind one the NFL's best offensive lines, with an offensive system that schemes touches to their running backs on the ground and through the air. If Gurley's knee keeps him off the field, he has top-12 overall running back in his range of outcomes.
Henderson's spot in the depth chart is expected to be behind one of the highest-scoring running backs in the NFL in Todd Gurley. If Henderson's usage is limited to the 8-to-10 carries per game range to lighten the rushing load on Gurley, he'll have a tough time returning on an ADP that's regularly creeping up from the 6th into the 5th round.
2019 Bottom Line
Drafting Henderson is all about your risk tolerance, as his upside in Los Angeles is enormous, but his path to volume isn't as clear as many of the running backs in his ADP range. If you've got four or five great starters to open your draft, there are definitely worse ceiling players to target at running back. Even if Henderson is on the lower side of a split with Gurley, he could easily provide high-scoring spike games with his big-play ability, making him a worthy target in bestball drafts.