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Re: a couple things on Henderson

July 21, 2021 03:58AM
He needs to prove he can stay healthy and be counted on. No question.

But from an ability standpoint, there's also no question he has it. Two analytics sources- PFF and Football Outsiders- both rated him actually higher overall than Akers in 2020.

PFF gave Henderson an 80.4 grade for the season (11th out of 70 RBs). Akers graded 75.7 (22nd out of 70).

Football Outsiders graded Henderson 9th among 47 RBs with 100+ touches. Akers 41st.

I'm not dismissing Akers at all. I'm sick at losing him and was confident he was going to be a 1,300+ yards guy in 2021. Highly doubt Henderson can do that. But he can and should be productive. The key is having a competent RB2 to go along with him that can give them 100+ carries.

I agree that Henderson can be productive. I also agree that Henderson is not likely to match Akers's projected numbers for 2021. I don't agree with the sources that ranked Akers lower than him. Maybe that was just an effect of Akers being slower to catch on as a rookie in a season that had no training camp, so it's based on numbers alone and not much actual observation of Akers when he played. Anyway Akers is the more all-around gifted back. That doesn't make Henderson chopped liver but Akers, just on talent alone, should rank as the better back.


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  a couple things on Henderson

LMU9386July 21, 2021 03:53AM

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zn69July 21, 2021 03:58AM

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LMU9352July 21, 2021 04:28AM

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dzrams24July 21, 2021 08:32AM

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Rams4319July 21, 2021 09:04AM

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dzrams15July 21, 2021 09:11AM

  not really no

zn24July 21, 2021 12:39PM

  Re: um....yes

dzrams19July 21, 2021 01:17PM

  Re: um....yes

zn18July 22, 2021 12:29AM

  I agree, look for the Rams to pick up a RB - this is a SB window

ferragamo7917July 21, 2021 08:43AM

  agree on Henderson...it's just the injuries issue.

SunTzu_vs_Camus12July 22, 2021 04:12AM

  Unless you have a Superman at RB.....

roman1870July 21, 2021 04:10AM

  agree with that sentiment

LMU9324July 21, 2021 07:11AM

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zn18July 22, 2021 02:11AM

  I have only 2 questions about Hendy, really‚Ķ

Rams4373July 21, 2021 07:03AM

  Re: Totally agree 43....

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