Running Back Rankings Going Into The 2019 NFL Combine

Running Back Rankings Going Into The 2019 NFL Combine

2019 NFL Draft

Running Back Rankings Going Into The 2019 NFL Combine


4. Darrell Henderson, Memphis 5-9, 200 (3)

Career Statistics: 431 carries for 3,545 yards (8.2 ypc), 36 TDs. 63 catches for 758 yards, 8 TDs

Why Darrell Henderson Is Here On The List: Home … run … hitter. No matter what kind of a 40 time he puts up, blow it off – unless it’s amazing. He’s an elite kick returner and back who knows how to find a hole and go. He’s not the biggest runner, and he’s not going to give you a whole lot of power, but he’s a scoring machine who just has it.

Comps are always misleading, but he might just be the smaller version of Alvin Kamara. He can catch, burst through the hole, and be the guy on an offense that requires a flashy back – looking at you, Chicago Bears, who appear to be more than happy with former Memphis WR Anthony Miller – and be a steal after the second round.

What The NFL Types Want To See: Okay, so just how fast is he? He doesn’t have the body type or the bulk to be an every down back, but a silly-good 40 time puts him into the top 50 range. Right now, there have to be a lot of teams out there nervous that the guy they assume will be there in the third becomes way too hot.

Bottom Line: You don’t average over eight yards per run on 431 carries without knowing a little bit about how to run the ball. He has to be part of a rotation, but he’s good enough to be the difference-maker who can take an O to a whole other level.

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