Going again to 2012, NFL groups have decided on 250 operating backs within the draft, with 27 of the ones taken within the 3rd spherical. The Los Angeles Rams have two times selected backs in spherical 3, in 2014 it used to be Tre Mason at #75 and in 2019 they took Darrell Henderson at #70.
Mason confirmed some promise as rookie, however struggled with non-public issues and spent best two seasons (2014-15) with the Rams. In 2018, he made a comeback with the Canadian soccer League and had a forged season. Mason had just about 1000 dashing and receiving yards, however suffered a knee ACL damage past due within the season and it could turn out to finish his profession.
Henderson used to be drafted out of Memphis. On the NFL Mix, he ran a 4.49 40 with a stellar 10 backyard break up of one.42, a 33.5” vertical, a ten’ 1” extensive and driven 22 reps at the bench. Quite undersized for lead again function at 5’ 9” and 208 lbs., he has just right arm duration (31”). Henderson post giant manufacturing numbers in school whilst enjoying in a operating again rotation. In 3 years, he tallied 4303 yards from scrimmage on 494 touches, a clip of 8.7 yards in keeping with contact and scored 44 touchdowns.
As a professional, Henderson’s stat totals are modest. Even if his NFL manufacturing in keeping with contact is forged, accidents were his bane since becoming a member of the Rams. He has been plagued with knee, rib, hand, and comfortable tissue diseases. These days, Henderson is a complete player in coaching camp, after be being restricted in OTAs.
Over 3 years, Henderson has ran for 1459 yards on 326 carries, a 4.5 backyard reasonable, and 10 touchdowns. As a receiver he’s added 49 receptions for 372 yards, a 7.6 backyard reasonable, and 4 ratings. General, he’s had 1831 yards from scrimmage on 375 touches, 5.0 yards in keeping with contact.
After nearly 2 months of being out of motion, RB Darrell Henderson made his put up season debut within the Tremendous Bowl and had an impactful recreation! Choosing up 2 large first downs throughout the air, Henderson had 50 yards within the victory. Congrats @DarrellH8!!! A key contributor! percent.twitter.com/BiV7RXbZ6h
— RAMS ON FILM (@RamsOnFilm) February 15, 2022
2022 is the final yr on Henderson’s rookie touch and he’s going to turn out to be an unrestricted unfastened agent at seasons finish. Will he keep wholesome sufficient to ready to capitalize on his talents and get a brand new contract with the Rams, or will he be allowed to transport on after the season? However this newsletter isn’t about his long term with LA, it’s about his previous. Extra to the purpose, have the Rams gotten a right kind go back on their funding?
Clearly, he has panned out higher than Tre Mason on the Rams group degree, however what about the ones different 25 spherical 3 operating backs? How does Henderson’s go back on funding evaluate throughout 10 years of NFL 3rd rounders?
First, a bit bookkeeping to skinny out the sector. Of the 27 operating backs drafted within the 3rd spherical since 2012, 3 the place drafted in in 2022, so that they received’t be incorporated. Some other six are out of the NFL and unnoticed, moderately in truth, as a result of their numbers don’t measure up.
Hendo’s numbers: 375 touches / 1831 yards / 5.0 yards in keeping with contact / 14 TD’s / 0 fumbles
- Alvin Kamara, New Orleans #67 2017 1285 / 7501 / 5.8 / 67 / 7
- Kenyan Drake, Miami #73 2016 957 / 4919 / 5.1 / 36 / 11
- David 1st viscount montgomery of alamein, Chicago #73 2019 835 / 3732 / 4,5 / 24 / 4
- Devin Singletary, Buffalo #74 2019 602 / 3023 / 5.0 / 14 / 10
- David Johnson, Arizona #86 2015 1268 / 6805 / 5.4 / 57 / 18
- James Conner, Pittsburgh #105 2017 895 / 4392 / 4.9 / 44 / 9
- Damien Harris, New England #87 2019 366 / 1816 / 5.0 / 17 / 3
- Alex Mattison, Minnesota #102 2019 385 / 1822 / 4.7 / 8 / 2
- Royce Freeman, Denver #71 2018 432 / 1842 / 4.3 / 9 / 1
- Duke Johnson, Cleveland #77 2015 841 / 5131 / 6.1 / 23 / 12
- Tevin Coleman, Atlanta #73 2015 905 / 4566 / 5.0 / 36 / 7
- Zack Moss, Buffalo #86 2020 245 / 1118 / 4.6 / 10 / 2
- D’onta Foreman, Houston #89 2017 258 / 1226 / 4.8 / 7 / 5
- Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Tampa Bay #76 2020 71 / 349 / 4.9 / 3 / 1
- CJ Prosise, Seattle #90 2016 116 / 694 / 6.0 / 3 / 2
- Darrynton Evans, Tennessee #93 2020 20 / 99 / 5.0 / 1 / 0
- Trey Sermon, San Francisco #88 2021 44 / 93 / 4.4 / 1 / 0
Even with all his accidents, Henderson will have to be slotted in at #7. Kamara and Drake have confirmed to be a stellar worth for his or her respective groups. 1st viscount montgomery of alamein has been a forged participant in a foul offense. Singletary is the number 1 choice on just right group. Johnson and Conner have each had damage issues however total, they’re forged professional’s. Manufacturing numbers for Hendo and Harris are moderately identical and for all-intents-and-purposes they each had rookie redshirt yr in 2019. Harris is the Patriots first operating choice, whilst Henderson is most suitable in a change-of-pace rotational function. Henderson has the threshold as a receiver and in ball safety.
There are two arguments towards giving Henderson a forged funding ranking. One, he’s no longer the Rams #1 operating choice, a large number of avid gamers drafted within the 3rd spherical are their group’s go-to man. And two, the wounds. It’s an over used word, however “the most productive talent is availability” suits Hendo.
Difficult to rebut the damage argument, some guys simply can’t face up to the bodily beating that’s the NFL. However Henderson’s diseases aren’t continual, so I’m no longer 100% certain that a few of his being nicked up is only a run of dangerous good fortune.
Imagine although, that he doesn’t need to be the lead again to be a price to LA. Even supposing Henderson ignored 5 common season video games final season, he received 864 yards from scrimmage. He can run, catch, and is a keen blocker. He’s a unbroken have compatibility as a rotational again, it’s a task he’s been acquainted with since his school years.
In 2022, Henderson is due a bit over $1.3 mil, final out his authentic contract. As for projecting subsequent yr’s contract, there’s a large variance between the low and high ends. The four-year veterans minimal is solely over $1 mil and at the top aspect, James Conner ( #6 at the above checklist) new deal will pay him a mean of $7 mil. If all sides can agree on a deal from $2 to two.5 mil, bringing him again could be a smart transfer.
Accidents are the one factor protecting Darrell Henderson again from being an excellent go back on funding. His possible remains to be untapped. Confidently for the Rams and their fanatics, Hendo has an damage unfastened contract yr and realizes that possible.