After using a third-round pick on Darrell Henderson, Malcolm Brown has some extra competition for the No. 2 job on the Los Angeles Rams.
Leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft, there was some speculation surrounding the Los Angeles Rams over the possibility of adding another running back to the mix, especially with questions still out there surrounding Todd Gurley.
In previous years, the running back was never really that much of a concern for the Rams since Gurley had proven to be a workhorse who was always willing to stay on the field as much as possible.
But now that Gurley’s knee has become a concern moving forward after it was revealed this offseason he’s dealing with arthritis, things could be a little different for Los Angeles in the backfield during the 2019 season.
After matching the previous offer from the Detroit Lions for Malcolm Brown, the Rams seemed set on giving the backup running back an increased role for the 2019 season since Gurley was dealing with some issues.
However, after the conclusion of the draft, it looks like Brown will have some extra competition in Darrell Henderson, who was selected in the third round of the draft following an impressive career at Memphis.
When taking into consideration that some analysts viewed Henderson as a potential first or second-round pick, this is already showing signs of being a potential steal for the Rams since the rookie could work his way into the No. 2 job at running back over Brown.
At the moment, Brown may have an experience advantage over Henderson since he’s heading into his fifth season with the Rams, but plenty could change from now until the end of training camp.
Watching Henderson end his career with the Tigers in one of the best ways possible by rushing for 1,909 yards to go along with 22 touchdowns is the perfect example of why the interest was there for Los Angeles in the draft.
Brown has been a favorite of McVay’s over the last two seasons, but the Rams head coach will always do what’s best for the team on offense, even if that means Henderson works his way into the No. 2 spot in the backfield.
There’s a reason why Los Angeles has expressed so much interest in Henderson over the last couple of months, and now that he’s officially on board, the fun part begins on offense when it comes to seeing if he can beat out Brown for the No. 2 job at running back.