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2019 NFL Draft Results: Los Angeles Rams trade back up to #70, select Darrell Henderson RB Memphis

The Rams’ second pick of the 2019 NFL Draft was a doozy. Darrell Henderson adds to the running back room.

AAC Championship - Memphis v Central Florida Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

With the 70th overall pick — after a trade back up by way of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams have selected Darrell Henderson, RB, from Memphis.

Here are the parameters of the trade:

Henderson was #71 on Mocking the Draft’s Dan Kadar’s rankings of the best players available after Round 1.

The Rams picked up the 79th-overall pick from their trade with the Atlanta Falcons last night. They used pick #94 and pick #99 (compensatory pick) to secure the trade up.

Henderson is a home-run hitter at the running back position as he possess the ability to go all the way on every play. His burst, ability to read holes, and accelerate through them all prove his worth as RB.

Henderson racked up 431 rushing attempts, 3,545 rushing yards, 36 touchdowns, 63 receptions, 758 receiving yards, and eight receiving touchdowns in three years at Memphis.

Obviously this pick is a strange development with the whole saga of the Patella Novella surrounding RB Todd Gurley.

2019 NFL Draft LA Rams Order

Rd # Rd# Pick Player POS School
Rd # Rd# Pick Player POS School
2 61 29 Via Chiefs Taylor Rapp S Washington
3 70 6 Via Buccaneers Darrell Henderson RB Memphis
3 79 15 Via Falcons David Long CB Michigan
3 97 33 Via Patriots Bobby Evans OL Oklahoma
4 134 32 Via Patriots Greg Gaines DT Washington
5 169 31 Rams pick David Edwards OT Wisconsin
7 243 29 Via Patriots Nick Scott S Penn State
7 251 37 Comp pick Dakota Allen LB Texas Tech