2 massive losers from Chargers signing J.K. Dobbins

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The LA Chargers made another addition on Wednesday afternoon and like many other additions this offseason, it was of the former Raven variety. To pair with former Ravens running back Gus Edwards, the Chargers signed J.K. Dobbins to a one-year deal.

Dobbins reunites with Edwards, offensive coordinator Greg Roman, general manager Joe Hortiz and a slew of other former Ravens. He also is a key part in the rebuilding phase of the running back room. Despite having Austin Ekeler, the Chargers have been one of the worst running teams in football the last two years. Dobbins is a key part of the equation to right that ship.

The best version of this signing is truly exciting as Dobbins as legitimate RB1 potential if he can stay healthy. As exciting as it is for the fanbase, though, it is equally as disappointing for two players specifically.

Isaiah Spiller and Blake Corum are biggest losers from Chargers signing J.K. Dobbins

The Chargers signing Dobbins negatively impacts one player who is currently on the Chargers and another player who many thought was a lock to be drafted by the Chargers in the 2024 NFL Draft.

As far as Isaiah Spiller goes, adding Dobbins to the running back room makes it really hard for him to carve out any type of role in the rotation. As it stands right now, Spiller is the RB3 on the depth chart but it is imagine him remaining as the RB3.

Even though the Chargers brought in two running backs, they are likely still going to draft a young running back that the team can mold. That will push Spiller down to RB4, and considering he has no ties to this current regime, that could result in him being off the roster altogether.

While the Chargers are likely going to draft a running back in the 2024 NFL Draft still, the odds of that back being Corum have reduced. Running back is no longer one of the biggest pressing needs for the Bolts, so it is more likely that the team uses a fourth or even fifth-round pick on a back.

There is a chance that Corum is there that late but it is more likely that he will be taken before then. Even if Corum is on the board in the fourth round, there are backs who better complement Dobbins and Edwards than the Michigan man. Corum is an older prospect that needs to get playing time right away. The Chargers are no longer in the position to give that to him.