Without question, Henderson is one of the best players to ever wear a Memphis uniform. The former Tiger was arguably the best running back in the country in his final season at Memphis, and he was selected in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams.
Going into last season, it was clear that Todd Gurley – one of the best backs in the league – was the Rams starter. In a shocking move last week, the Rams chose to cut the former Georgia star, which leaves the door wide open for Henderson.
During his rookie season, Henderson was used sparingly, and it looked like he was struggling to adjust to the speed of the game and the play book at times. Fortunately for Henderson, this is extremely common for rookies, and he will have another offseason to learn the system and adjust to the speed of the game at the professional level.
Although he didn't have a breakout rookie year, Henderson still showed flashes of what made him so special in college. With his speed and ability to make defenders miss, Henderson could win the Rams starting running back job heading into this season.
If the former Tiger improves drastically over the offseason, then he could take the NFL by storm. As soon as the game slows down for Henderson, it's likely he will break out.