Running back Darrell Henderson Jr. is perhaps the most accomplished, but enigmatic, of the Rams rushers. If the Rams’ roster boasted a running back right now who could carry the football 20+ times per game effectively, Darrell Henderson would be the ideal complementary back to mix things up a bit.
Unfortunately, the Rams have failed to fill that feature running back role, and so have tried and failed repeatedly to promote Henderson into that heavy workload rusher with disastrous results. But when used properly, Henderson can be incredibly effective.
The challenge facing the Rams is allowing Henderson to be who he is, and remaining content with what he can deliver. So far, the Rams have done neither.
Running back Kyren Williams remains all potential and has zero production for the LA Rams this season so far. Will he be the type of running back who can flick the switch on this offense when he eventually suits up? Perhaps. But the Rams are running very low on durability, and this young man has already been injured twice before touching the football.
Even if he does manage to return to the Rams’ roster, Williams is a rookie who has yet to demonstrate that he can pick up blitzes, pick the optimal rushing lanes, and prove to be a solid receiver when running routes.
The Rams coaching staff continues to gush over the guy, and that is certainly promising in itself. But can he handle any type of workload in the NFL? The Rams will need to make decisions about the position in the upcoming off-season, and what Kyren Williams can do and cannot do this season will play a huge role in what is decided for the team.