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SportRams rookie RB Darrell Henderson hails 'best system I could get in'

23:35  19 may  2019
23:35  19 may  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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" I thought that was the best system I could get in . So everything worked out great. When I was talking to them, everything was clicking and we developed Henderson , selected with the 70th overall pick in the third round of last month's draft, is already looking forward to learning from one of the best players

Rams rookie RB Darrell Henderson hails ' best system I could get in '. Henderson , selected with the 70th overall pick in the third round of last month's draft, is already looking forward to learning from one of the best players at his position in the league playing behind Todd Gurley, who reached out to

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Darrell Henderson doesn't think he could have landed with a better team.

The Rams rookie running back talked to different organizations ahead of the draft but felt the strongest connection to Los Angeles, mostly because he felt the system coach Sean McVay runs is similar to the offense he ran at Memphis.

"If you go back and watch my college film and you watch the Rams film, it's the same," Henderson told the Los Angeles Times this week. "I thought that was the best system I could get in. So everything worked out great. When I was talking to them, everything was clicking and we developed a relationship. The coaches told me they knew they were going to get me so it was the perfect fit."

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Darrell Henderson already feels at home with the Rams , whom the running back said had "the best system I could get in ." Instead, L.A. waited until the draft, specifically the third round, to grab their next tailback, Darrell Henderson . An undersized speedster out of Memphis, Henderson already feels

" I thought that was the best system I could get in . So everything worked out great. When I was talking to them, everything was clicking and we developed a One of the lasting images of the Reds' 2-0 win over Tottenham in Madrid was the sight of Henderson hugging his dad, Brian, and breaking down in

Henderson, selected with the 70th overall pick in the third round of last month's draft, is already looking forward to learning from one of the best players at his position in the league playing behind Todd Gurley, who reached out to his new teammate after the event.

"Todd's a great guy and he's someone that every running back should want to learn from," Henderson said. "Getting to be there with him and getting to work with him every day is an unbelievable opportunity. I'm just going to take the knowledge he gives me and watch how he works and learn from it and bring it to my game."

Henderson rushed for 1,909 yards and 22 touchdowns for the Tigers last season en route to All-American honors. He averaged 8.9 yards per carry in 2019 and an NCAA record 8.2 in his career.

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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Rams in the third round (70th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft (4/26/19). RB Darrell Henderson Jr. on heading to London for his first trip with the Rams . Listen as Darrell Henderson gets the call from the Rams after being drafted at No. 70 in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Malcolm Brown would get the start in his place, but Henderson might get meaningful playing time. “ I think we just want to take it a day at a time. That’s a fairly strong statement by McVay, saying the Rams are going to “rely on Darrell Henderson ” at some point. It’s one thing to give the rookie snaps

While he isn't a contender for a starting role yet, the Rams have plans for Henderson down the road.

"This had to do with his skill set," McVay said of selecting Henderson last month, via NBC Sports. "He was a player that we identified as a unique playmaker. He can obviously so some things as a runner, but the versatility that he provides and some of the things that he can do are what was so enticing about him for us.

"There's a lot of good things that you'd seen with what he's done and his resume at Memphis. We're excited to get him in here and get to work and really learn under Todd [Gurley] and Malcolm [Brown]."

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