6 blockbuster trades Steelers must pursue to keep up in the AFC

Stephon Gilmore #24 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson (27) Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

Darrell Henderson

While many Steelers fans are pounding the table for a running back in the first round, the team could opt to use a day three pick to bring in a potential veteran starter. Darrell Henderson found himself in a rotation last season, but he still found a way to make an impact. He had almost 800 total yards from scrimmage and six total scores despite only playing 31 percent of the offensive snaps. He was a threat when on the field.

That said, the Rams invested in Cam Akers, who looked even better. The Rams seem content to make him the workhorse next season, which would leave Henderson once again reserved to a backup role. Henderson’s status as a complete back should be intrigue the Steelers though, and sending a pick to acquire the running back could solve their rushing woes. He, mixed in with Benny Snell’s power running, could form a formidable duo.

Based on the value in trades, it seems like a fourth-round pick could be enough to land Henderson. While there are quite a few interesting backs round that zone in the draft, Henderson is a more known commodity. He could come in and start right away with little question otherwise. His blend of speed and pass catching ability would make him a natural starter while Snell could spell him on short yardage and goal line situations.