1. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt
Ke’Shawn Vaugn is kind of the run of the mill running back that teams are going to find in the late rounds. He does not excel in one specific trait that would give a good contract to Ekeler, and instead, is a traditional back with NFL size that will be good enough to, at the very least, be a productive backup.
He is not this phenomenal pass-catching back or this running back that is going to mow everyone over. He had success at the collegiate level in garnering yards after contact, which will help his NFL career, but he is not someone who the Chargers are going to scheme a play around.
The most exciting part about Vaughn’s skill set, especially as it pertains to the Chargers, is his ability as a pass blocker. Vaughn was an above-average pass blocker at Vanderbilt and because of his size, those traits should translate well to the NFL.
He can be the run of the mill one-cut halfback for the Chargers while also being a pass-blocking option to bring in on multi-running back packages. From there, he could become more of an asset in the passing game as a block and release back.