Coleman's an interesting comp. I don't agree completely that they have similar flaws. Henderson seems like he can stop and go a little bit better and seems to be a little bit more slippery than Coleman. I see some plays that remind me of Dalvin Cook, although not consistently. Perhaps the difference seems larger due to a combination of his higher BMI and playing against lower competition than Coleman.ninotoreS wrote: ↑Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:14 pmI like Henderson, I think perhaps he could bellcow in the NFL (he'll need to improve his pad-level first, though), but I suspect the Rams themselves truly do view him as a high-end committee-back (which is more or less what they've been telling us all along).
So basically, even in a scenario without Gurley, I suspect the Rams will still look to pair Henderson with another runner, with said runner retaining a signfiicant role. Maybe even someone as modest as Malcolm Brown.
Is that still worth the 1.1? Zierlein compares Henderson to Tevin Coleman, and according to the tale of the tape that's not a bad comparison, because the two players have similar strengths (e.g. big play magnet, runs with anger, can catch) and similar flaws (e.g. bad pad-level, tight hips, impatient and straight-lineish). Coleman's flaws have kept him from being viewed as feature-back material around the league, despite his proven knack for chunk plays. Will that be Henderson's NFL fate too?
edit: I should clarify I do like Henderson as a prospect more than I did Coleman, because unlike Coleman, Henderson checks the BMI box (comfortably). So maybe that can prove to be a key difference between them?
I agree that he's not necessarily a workhorse back. But it may not matter on the Rams. If he's the more explosive and more frequent pass catcher in a committee in LA, that's still a recipe for top 10 numbers.