Draft Profile: RB Darrell Henderson, Memphis

By: Steve Johnson

Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis.

5’8 3/8″ 208lbs

31″ arms. 8 5/8″ hands

Junior

D.O.B. 5/3/97

4.49 40 33 1.2″ Vert. 121″ Broad Jump. 22 Bench Reps.

DNP 3 Cone Drill DNP 20 yard Shuttle

Stats/Accolades/History:

2016: 13 games. 87 att, 482 yards, 5 TDs; 20 rec, 237 yards, 3 TDs

2017: 12 games. 130 att, 1,154 yards, 9 TDs; 24 rec, 226 yards, 2 TDs

2018: 13 games. 214 att, 1,909 yards, 22 TDs; 19 rec, 295 yards, 3 TDs

Misc. Stats: 25 KR, 487 yards, 1 TD, 1/2 for 4 yard TD in career

Accolades: 2018 First-team All-American, 2018 First-team All-AAC,

Injuries:

History: Two-star recruit out of Batesville, MS. Memphis was his only Power-Five offer. Was the 2014 Mississippi Gatorade Football Player of the Year. Has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft, will forego his Senior season.

Strengths: Long speed is legit. Great execration to hit his top speed in a hurry. Has big play potential every time he touches the rock. Some pass catching experience. Can take screens to the house when giving some space to work in. Not afraid to drop his pads in traffic. Good balance to bounce off would be tacklers. Keeps his legs churning.

Weaknesses: Level of competition, only played 6 Power Five schools in career. Ran through some massive holes in an offense set up for him to succeed. Slightly undersized, on the shorter and lighter side, with small hands. Upright runner that could take on some big hits, with obviously adds the injury concerns. Hips are somewhat tight, does not have ideal lateral ability.

Overview: Henderson obviously has speed, acceleration and hits the hole hard, but he may lack the frame to hold up as an every down back. He has trouble making people miss, and a lot of his production was from massive holes in a weak conference. He immediately makes an impact as a kick returner, and can provide good change of pace, as part of a tandem in an offense that spreads it out.

Draft Projection: 2nd Round Pick

Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.74

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