1. Henderson helps take pressure off Gurley
With all of the drama surrounding Todd Gurley‘s knee injury, there was speculation that Los Angeles would look to the draft for some insurance just to play it safe heading into the 2019 season.
Once reports emerged that the Rams met with Darrell Henderson, who was projected to be a first or second-round pick, it became pretty clear it would only be a matter of time before team ended up selecting a running back once the draft got underway.
Even though Henderson ended up falling to the third round for Los Angeles, just seeing the Memphis standout going to Los Angeles this early in the draft shows there are some concerns with Gurley, although it’s the potential for the new duo that is most intriguing.
Plenty of teams across the NFL use multiple running backs to give the offense an extra advantage, and just because Gurley has proven to be a workhorse in previous years doesn’t mean they shouldn’t take a similar approach.
Obviously, the hope here for the Rams is Gurley returns to his normal ways once healthy, especially after investing all of that money in his hefty extension last offseason.
And if Gurley is healthy while Henderson proves to be a reliable backup, this will only make the Rams’ offense that much more dangerous with another weapon for Goff to work with.