Reggie Corbin, RB, Illinois
Reggie Corbin is a potential steal that met with the LA Chargers during the East-West Shrine Bowl.
While most players in Corbin’s draft range (6th round and later) tend to be projects, Corbin projects as a plug-and-play guy for any team. Even though running backs have been devalued significantly, Corbin could be a player worth drafting for the Chargers.
What makes Corbin different from the other players in this range, you ask? The specific trait that makes Corbin different is his elite elusiveness.
Yes, in the sixth round or later, the Chargers could have the opportunity to select a back with elite, prime Darren Sproles-like elusiveness.
Somehow Corbin was not invited to the Combine despite being a productive runner in college, where he ran for over 2,000 yards in his career.
Part of the reason for that could be Corbin’s lack of use in passing situations. Corbin only had three receptions in his senior year at Illinois, and he has not developed into a useful pass blocker either, limiting him to being an early-down specialist at first in the NFL.
Despite his lack of experience in the passing game, Corbin is not just a one-trick pony as an elusive back.
Corbin has breakaway speed to make him an elite home-run hitter as a running back. Furthermore, he has the frame to hold up to contact at the next level. He has a stout body at 5’10” and 200 pounds.
If Reggie Corbin can develop his skills as a receiver and pass-catcher, he could develop into a solid all-around back. While running backs are easy to find, players with elite traits late on day three are not. Corbin could be a playmaking steal for the Chargers.