1. Malcolm Brown
After matching the offer made by the Detroit Lions in free agency, 2019 seemed like it would consist of Malcolm Brown taking a larger role on offense to help take some of the workload off Todd Gurley in the backfield.
Since Gurley’s knee continues to draw uncertainty over whether the Pro Bowler has what it takes to handle his usual workload, the Rams have already made it clear they will be taking a different approach with their star running back in 2019 to avoid making the injury worse.
With this in mind, Brown seemed like a strong candidate to be the one that benefits the most from Gurley’s situation, although the assumptions are completely different now that Darrell Henderson is part of the picture.
For a running back that was originally considered to go in the first or second round, Los Angeles should feel they got an absolute steal in Henderson at running back.
Brown may be listed as the No. 2 running back at the moment, but with Henderson’s impressive running style, this may not be the case by the end of preseason.
Henderson still has a long way to go when it comes to proving himself worthy, but the potential alone should have Brown on high alert when it comes to the thought of losing his job in the backfield.