2018 Outlook: Freeman was selected by Denver in the third round of the draft after posting an FBS record 5,621 rushing yards during his time at Oregon. Freeman averaged 5.9 YPC (2.3 YAC) during his four seasons with the Ducks. He is a big back at 5-foot-11, 229 pounds and has pretty good speed (4.54-second 40-yard dash) for his frame. Freeman is unlikely to be heavily involved as a receiver in the NFL but did catch 79 passes during 51 games at Oregon. It's fair to wonder if 947 carries have worn Freeman down a bit, but the 22-year-old figures to immediately step into a large role in Denver, with Devontae Booker as his top competition. Freeman is a back-end RB2.
2018 Outlook: Booker, a 2016 fourth-round pick, has been given multiple opportunities to emerge as Denver's feature back, but he simply hasn't seized the job. Booker's career 3.60 YPC is fourth-worst among 38 backs with 200-plus carries since he entered the league. Booker has been better as a pass-catcher (61 catches for 540 yards in two seasons), and though Denver might give him another look as its lead back, it's more likely that he settles in as a backup and/or passing-down specialist behind third-round pick Royce Freeman. Booker is worth a look only late in your draft.
2018 Outlook: Henderson was limited to nine touches after being selected in the sixth round of the 2017 draft. The Coastal Carolina product is 5-foot-7, 208 pounds with small, 29-inch arms. He ran a solid 4.48 40-yard dash at last year's combine and is capable as both a rusher and receiver. He's undersized but quick and is tough enough to produce after contact. Third-round pick Royce Freeman is the best bet to lead the Denver backfield in 2018, but Henderson is a sleeper worth monitoring in a unit that also includes Devontae Booker.