1. Henderson was arguably a draft steal
Leading up to the draft, there was some speculation over whether the Rams would actually use their first-round pick on Henderson before making the decision to trade down.
Yes, it sounds ridiculous for Los Angeles to even consider a running back with their first pick from the draft when looking at some of the other needs, but also look at the previous hints before the draft to show it really wasn’t all that crazy of an idea.
The fact that Henderson, who was projected to go in the first or second round, previously met with the Rams shows the interest was there for the NFC champions before the draft.
Los Angeles knew the chances of Henderson being available after two rounds was unlikely when looking at some of the other teams that were in need of help at running back, so this seemed like a no brainer when he happened to be there in the third round.
Now, it’s up to Henderson to prove that he will turn out to be a steal for the Rams, and the team will be much better off with the rookie in the long run than Anderson.
Nothing against Anderson since what he accomplished last year to help the Rams earn a trip to the Super Bowl was truly amazing, but the NFL is still a business at the end of the day, and all signs point to Henderson being the better option.