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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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(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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5. Rhamondre Stevenson

If the LA Chargers are looking for a big-bodied, physical back that can produce in short-yardage situations then the team may not have to look any farther than Rhamondre Stevenson.

The Oklahoma running back was suspended for the Peach Bowl in the 2019 season and the first five games of the 2020 season as well. Typically, this would all but ensure that the Chargers would stay away from him as Tom Telesco typically stays away from players with any sort of past troubles.

However, this case is different. Stevenson was suspended six games for Marijuana. Marijuana testing and suspensions are definitely a contentious argument right now in sports but the NFL did remove the suspensions given for positive Marijuana tests in the new CBA passed last year.

Regardless, Stevenson is a big physical back similar to Doaks that has the size and strength to not only be a short-yardage back for the LA Chargers but has a bit more elusiveness and explosiveness at the line of scrimmage as well.

Stevenson also proved his worth in the passing game at Oklahoma as well. He is not a crisp route runner and is not someone who is going to have a big route tree like Austin Ekeler, but he can absolutely produce where needed in the flats and on screens.

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Stevenson checks all of the athleticism boxes that teams should be looking for in a running back and would add a new dynamic to the running back room in 2021.

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