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LA Chargers: 5 running backs that could join running back room

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 05: Todd Gurley #21 of the Atlanta Falcons runs for yards during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 05, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Falcons 30-16. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 05: Todd Gurley #21 of the Atlanta Falcons runs for yards during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 05, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Falcons 30-16. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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2. Gerrid Doaks

Gerrid Doaks is another player that I have written before here at Bolt Beat and he is also another player that I would love to see in LA. Doaks truly would be a great seventh-round pick and there is even the possibility of him going undrafted.

So what makes him so special if he could go undrafted? Well, Doaks has unusual size and speed for the position that is going to give the team a great short-yardage back with potential.

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He is not the shiftiest and does not accelerate at an extremely high level but once he gets going in the open field he is really hard to stop. Not only that, but he is extremely strong, making him a solid option in short-yardage situations.

Doaks showcased an ability to produce in both the passing and running game in college and would fit the ideology of a two running back offense to a tee. Cincinnati loved using Doaks in check and releases, where he would block then slip through the line of scrimmage as a route runner, and that is something the Chargers could utilize in both one running back and two running back sets.

The reason why that works so well is that Doaks is a really solid blocker, especially for a late-round rookie. He has all the makings of being a fantastic rotational back and I would keep my eye out for him.

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