Wednesday the pre-draft visits wrapped up in Oakland, but the reports of visits continue to trickle in. Including an interesting running back prospect according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
#Memphis RB Darrell Henderson, a possibility in the latter parts of the first round, has visited with several teams in the late 20s, early 30s including: The #Rams, the #Eagles, the #Raiders, and then the #AZCardinals at 33. One to watch.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 18, 2019
Henderson was known for big plays at Memphis. He is a mighty mite in the mold of Jalen Richard. I’m not so sure about Rapoport’s presumption that he is a prospect teams are looking at in the bottom of the first round, but I guess you never know.
He certainly had the numbers to go high in the draft. He put up 1909 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns last season for the Tigers, which are pretty incredible numbers. But the 5-8, 202-pounder is not seen as an every-down back at the next level and most projections have him going no higher than the third round.
No question the Raiders have a need at running back. It’s likely Henderson was one of quite a few backs they have taken a close look in their pre-draft process.
Also see: Raider Draft Radar: Running backs