Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Day three running backs to target in the 2020 NFL Draft

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 30: Lamical Perine #2 of the Florida Gators celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Virginia Cavaliers at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 30, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Florida defeated Virginia 36-28. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 30: Lamical Perine #2 of the Florida Gators celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Virginia Cavaliers at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 30, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Florida defeated Virginia 36-28. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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Round 7, Pick 6 (220 overall):

Sewo Olonilua, TCU: Sewo Olonilua is very similar to the previously mentioned Patrick Taylor Jr. at 6’3″ and 232 pounds. Olonilua also has good receiving ability coming out of the backfield. He excels in short-yardage situations with his power and could get even better at it with time.

One area he could improve is in pass protection, as he is a liability right now. Adding the former Horned Frog to the Chargers stable of backs wouldn’t be a bad idea overall. He’s definitely a name to keep an eye on near the end of the draft.

Mikey Daniel, South Dakota St.: Daniel is a bowling ball coming from the backfield. He stands at  6′ even and 235 pounds. He played fullback for Jackrabbits and seems to bounce off of contact on a regular basis. His physical style of play reminds me a lot of former Chargers back Mike Tolbert.

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He fights for every yard and always keeps his legs churning. With his experience as a fullback, they could potentially line him up in front of Ekeler in short-yardage situations to provide another threat for opposing defenses.

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