Best running back options for Chargers in 2024 NFL Draft

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After hiring Jim Harbaugh and new offensive coordinator Greg Roman, it was beyond obvious that the Chargers would undergo a massive change at the running back position. Thus far that is exactly what has happened as the Bolts have brought in two former Baltimore Ravens — Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins — to replace Austin Ekeler and Joshua Kelley.

Both Edwards and Dobbins are short-term options for the Chargers, who would still benefit from drafting a running back in the 2024 NFL Draft. It may not be as big of a pressing need for the Bolts but it should not be something that the team outright ignores.

There are a lot of mid-to-late-round running backs and it can be hard to keep track of who would be the best fit on the Bolts. Using various pre-draft big boards, let's dive into who the best options would be for the Bolts at running back in rounds three through six.

Chargers' best third-round running back: Jaylen Wright

The third round is too early to take a running back now that the team has Dobbins on the roster. But if the Chargers are actually going to take a running back this early, they should take Tennessee's Jaylen Wright and avoid the temptation of taking Blake Corum.

Wright excelled at the 2024 NFL Combine and has the athleticism and shiftiness that would play really nicely off of Edwards. If the Chargers are looking for a change-of-pace back who can also have an impact in the passing game then Wright is the guy.

Wright won't fall to the fourth round so if the Chargers really loved him they would have to take him in the third. That now seems unlikely so there will be another team that can benefit from Wright's athleticism.