Darrell Henderson Scouting Report

Darrell Henderson Scouting Report
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Strengths:

  • Extremely productive
  • Home run threat
  • Never stops moving his feet
  • Elite acceleration
  • Physical runner
  • 43 carries of 15-plus yards and 11 total touchdowns of 54-plus in 2018 alone
  • Breaks tackles
  • Great spin move
  • Solid receiver
  • Elite contact balance
  • Averaged 8.9 YPC on 350 touches

Weaknesses:

  • Scouts question size
  • Too fast at times
  • Upright runner
  • Not too many stacked boxes
  • Pass protection needs work

Analysis: I’ll be honest, I fell in love with Darrell Henderson’s film. He was ultra-productive with the Tigers, leading the nation in rushing while taking the rock nearly nine yards every time he touched the ball. His feet are constantly moving and his speed is rare (his 40-time does not do him justice). He is the biggest home run threat out of this entire RB class evidenced by his 43 carries of 15-plus yards and 11 total touchdowns of 54-plus in 2018 alone. At 5’8 scouts are questioning his size and ability to handle three-down duties. His pass protection will need some work, but he is a solid receiver. The only knock I have seen consistently on tape is his upright running style–and the fact he rarely saw many stacked boxes while at Memphis. Put him in an offensive system that will allow him to work in open space and watch out.

Size: 5’8 208lbs

Draft Rank: No.2 RB

NFL Comparison: Dalvin Cook

Draft Projection: Round 2

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