2019 NFL Draft: RB prospects for Ravens in each round
Round 2: Darrell Henderson
Darrell Henderson just screams “Baltimore Ravens running back.” If you don’t see Josh Jacobs being mocked to Baltimore, it’s likely because the team somehow lands Darrell Henderson later on in the 2019 NFL Draft.
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Henderson was an all-time great for the University of Memphis Tigers football program, compiling 3,545-yards with a ridiculous 8.2 YPC and 44 total touchdowns in four seasons. Henderson’s trump card was always his speed, as he could get to the second-level before you had time to snap your fingers. At 5’8″ 208-lbs., Henderson is certainly slippery as a runner.
With all the hype surrounding Josh Jacobs, Henderson gets overlooked as a top-tier at an alarming rate. Of all the running backs in the 2019 NFL Draft class, Henderson is arguably the most productive. The Ravens would surely be OK with him being their lead-back.
What Henderson brings to Baltimore is speed, elusiveness, and receiving ability. Currently, all of those factors are missing in the Ravens backfield. This makes Henderson as easy a pick as it gets. The only problem here is that Baltimore doesn’t currently own a second round pick. If the Ravens want to acquire Henderson (and for the right price), a trade down is almost a necessity.
Regardless, Henderson is fantastic back to pair with Lamar Jackson thanks to the two of them having game-breaking speed.