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The rams have their home run hitter. Nice.



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Not a bell cow type.. a complimentary type. Tevin Coleman is the comp I just read.


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Rams gave up picks 94 and 99 to get him at 70



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Not what I was expecting, for sure.


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So does this answer questions about Gurley?



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Most explosive back in the draft. I thought the rams would do it in the first round, but Snead played it well.



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Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:03 pm

Along with losing Cooper Kupp, during the season this is the type of guy I said the Rams were missing in their offense. The Chiefs have that guy in Hill.... Cohen in Chicago, etc.... I do not think this about Todd Gurely and the knee. I believe it is about adding a serious wildcard to the offense that a defense cant account for because of the other weapons.... GREAT CHOICE here!!



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Dick84 wrote:
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Not what I was expecting, for sure.
I agree



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Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:15 pm

Seems like a blend of Gurley and CJ Anderson:



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Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:29 pm

Blend hell, this kid has explosive written all over him. I love this pick.

I just got done watching video of this kid. Holy crap, he explodes through the hole. Gurley better get his stuff together, even though I love Gurley, this kid may take his job in a year or so
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Dick84 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:59 pm
Not what I was expecting, for sure.
Mcvay, before the draft said he wanted to draft players that:

‘can create and create explosives.’

I guess you didnt believe him. Darrell Henderson is exactly what Mcvay said he wanted before the draft.

“I think when you go back and you look at our tape and say, ‘alright where are some areas that we could be better as coaches, starting out, but what are some of the nuances from a skillset that we are looking for, whether it’s from a receiver, tight end, or running back,” McVay said a day before free agency hit. “In a lot of instances it’s playmakers and guys that can do different things and have a versatile skill set whether it be running back, tight end, or receiver.”



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Cornell29 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:36 pm
Dick84 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:59 pm
Not what I was expecting, for sure.
Mcvay, before the draft said he wanted to draft players that:

‘can create and create explosives.’

I guess you didnt believe him. Darrell Henderson is exactly what Mcvay said he wanted before the draft.

“I think when you go back and you look at our tape and say, ‘alright where are some areas that we could be better as coaches, starting out, but what are some of the nuances from a skillset that we are looking for, whether it’s from a receiver, tight end, or running back,” McVay said a day before free agency hit. “In a lot of instances it’s playmakers and guys that can do different things and have a versatile skill set whether it be running back, tight end, or receiver.”
No, I believed him.
I didn't see them trading up to get a guy, or that the RB would be the second selection.
I'm not disappointed or disagreeing, just stating I didn't think it would go down like that.


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Rams trade up to No. 70, select RB Darrell Henderson

After moving down three times in the first two rounds, the Los Angeles Rams actually moved up in the third round. They traded up from No. 94, sending the Buccaneers that selection and the 99th overall pick for No. 70.

With the 70th overall pick, the Rams selected running back Darrell Henderson out of Memphis.

Henderson visited the Rams before the draft and was viewed as a potential target for them on Day 2. He’s the most explosive running back in the draft, but it’s still a surprising pick, to say the least.

Todd Gurley is the highest-paid running back in the league at $14.4 million per year and is signed through 2023. Henderson has excellent speed and runs hard, making him a potentially great complement to Gurley.

Last season at Memphis, Henderson rushed for 1,909 yards on only 214 carries, averaging a ridiculous 8.9 yards per attempt. In his collegiate career, he sported an average of 8.2 yards per carry.

There’s no denying his talent, but there will be increased questions about Gurley’s knee, which has become a major concern among Rams fans.

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Why the Rams trading up for RB Darrell Henderson was the right move

The Los Angeles Rams have made their second pick of the 2019 NFL draft. After trading down repeatedly, the Rams actually traded up this time to land the 70th overall selection. With the pick, they drafted running back Darrell Henderson from Memphis.

Twitter immediately lit up, and many were shocked that the Rams would use such an early pick on a running back. A lot of fans were upset with the pick, but for a few reasons, they shouldn’t be.

For starters, Les Snead has done a tremendous job drafting in the middle rounds the past couple of years. It isn’t easy to land starters this late in the draft, but Snead scooped up both John Johnson III and Cooper Kupp in the third round two years ago. He’s earned some leeway from fans, and they should trust his judgment.

Most of the criticism so far has surrounded the Rams using this early of a pick on a running back when they could’ve added to the team elsewhere. Unfortunately, it’s time to acknowledge the reality that it’s increasingly unlikely Todd Gurley will be able to handle the workload that he has the past couple of seasons.

The Rams recently refused to let Malcolm Brown walk in free agency, and they’re clearly concerned about Gurley’s knee. The only ones who truly know what is going on with Gurley’s knee are Gurley himself and members of the organization. And if they feel like another running back was needed then there’s not much reason to doubt them.

Gurley clearly wasn’t right in the playoffs. No matter how much of a hot hand C.J. Anderson had, he wouldn’t have been playing over Gurley if Gurley was anywhere near fully healthy. The Rams are going to need someone to help carry the load during the regular season so that Gurley doesn’t wear down by the time the playoffs start again, and the 70th overall pick isn’t too high of a price to pay.

Getting lost in all of this is the fact that Henderson is a very good player. He was extremely productive in college, averaging an absurd 8.9 yards per carry each of the last two seasons. Last year, he racked up 1,909 yards on 214 carries while adding 22 touchdowns.

Quite simply, the online outrage at the Henderson pick was unwarranted. The Rams still have plenty of other picks where they can add help at other positions, and Snead should be given the benefit of the doubt here.

https://theramswire.usatoday.com/2019/0 ... -analysis/



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Darrell Henderson

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NFL draft profile: Darrell Henderson
Darrell Henderson is a running back from Memphis who led the nation with 2,328 all-purpose yards and scored 25 total touchdowns during his junior season.

Pre-Draft Analysis
Henderson is a quick and decisive runner with good vision and feel. He plays faster than his timed speed and shifts into another gear when he hits daylight. He runs hard and has above-average leg drive for his size. He's a reliable receiver, but he's a below-average pass-blocker at this point.

Post-Draft Analysis
Henderson averaged a whopping 8.9 yards per carry in 2017, and thus defenses were geared up to stop him in 2018. So much for that plan -- he averaged yet again an absurd 8.9 yards per carry. Todd Gurley led the NFL in touches by a running back over the past two seasons with 658, which perhaps led to his reduced role -- and C.J. Anderson's increased role -- in the playoffs. Henderson has a chance to help, and soon. -- Chris Sprow

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Los Angeles Rams via Tampa Bay Buccaneers- RB Darrell Henderson, Memphis

Darrell Henderson is a breakaway threat with the ability to score anytime he touches the ball. If Todd Gurley is healthy and starting then Henderson’s touches will be limited, but he has the game-changing ability to can find a crease on one of the Rams’ outside zone runs and turn into a long touchdown.

Fifth overall grade among runnings backs.
10th-best rush grade among backs.
First in breakaway percentage among running backs.

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Peete discusses what impressed him about RB Darrell Henderson

Rams running backs coach Skip Peete talks about what impressed him from Memphis RB Darrell Henderson

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Why the Rams added RB Darrell Henderson

The Rams chose a running back in the third round of the draft on Friday night.

Now, before you immediately jump to the conclusion that the selection means there’s something inherently wrong with star back Todd Gurley, general manager Les Snead and head coach Sean McVay said that’s not the case.

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McVay mentioned before the draft the desire to add an offensive playmaker. He got his guy. Has to be some concern about Gurley, the Rams traded 2 3rd rounders for 1, do not see them doing that if Gurley is 100%.
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bigklein wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:15 pm
Seems like a blend of Gurley and CJ Anderson:
How can you not love watching how this guy runs. Going to be like having a fresh Gurleys in on every snap.



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Love it. While watching the film I felt like I was watching the Dallas playoff game but with Gurley and Anderson morphed into one explosive back.



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Darrell Henderson shares which RBs he models his game after

By: Cameron DaSilva |

https://theramswire.usatoday.com/2019/0 ... odel-game/

The Los Angeles Rams haven’t given a clear indication all offseason of Todd Gurley’s status moving forward. They’ve said everything from limiting his workload to him still being the focal point of the offense, yet won’t disclose if he’s completely healthy.

The strongest indication of Gurley’s health might’ve come on Friday night when the Rams drafted Darrell Henderson out of Memphis, trading up to select him at No. 70 overall. He was arguably the most explosive running back in the draft, giving the Rams yet another weapon on offense.

After being selected by Los Angeles, Henderson told reporters on a conference call which running backs he models his game after.

“Growing up, I always used to watch Chris Johnson,” he said. “But as I got older, I was more of a Kareem Hunt kind of guy.”

Henderson is a slasher-type running back who bursts through holes when he finds a crease. That’s similar to the way Chris Johnson played, albeit with much more speed than Henderson. Hunt also showed those sorts of traits with the Chiefs, ripping off big runs in Kansas City’s offense.

One of Henderson’s best assets is his versatility as a runner, receiver and return specialist.

“I’m able to catch out of the backfield. I’m able to return kicks. I’m able to run the ball, run hard and do a lot of things that some backs in this draft, they couldn’t do and I did better than them. I think we’re going to be something special in L.A.,” he said.

He’s excited to get to L.A. and learn from Gurley, who he’s “watched a lot of”

“I’m just going to go in there and do what I’m supposed to do and work hard. It’s always good to have somebody to learn from. I’m going to learn from Todd Gurley and make sure that I’m doing my job,” Henderson said.


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I think a solid rotation of Gurley, Brown and Henderson sprinkled in will work just fine



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