Chargers Draft

Late-round running backs who the LA Chargers could target

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Ty Chandler
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1. Ty Chandler, UNC

As it stands right now, Ty Chandler is projected to go a bit before the LA Chargers could theoretically take him in the sixth or seventh round. If the first four rounds are an absolute home run then perhaps the team could take Chandler, who is perhaps the best option for the team among late-round running backs, in the fifth round.

Chandler's current value seems to be that of a late fourth round or early fifth-round pick. Granted, the late-round running backs almost never go in the order that you would expect, so there is a chance that Chandler could fall to the Bolts even later.

The red-shirt senior was fairly productive for UNC in 2021. Chandler carried the ball 182 times for 1,092 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also picked up 14.4 yards per reception with 15 catches for 216 yards.

Charger fans who have heard of Ty Chandler before likely know him from the Senior Bowl. Chandler had a very strong showing during Senior Bowl reps and if there is one thing we have learned about Tom Telesco it is that he loves players who show up in the Senior Bowl.

Chandler would really fit well in the Chargers' early-down RPO scheme and would give the team someone who is quicker and far more explosive than both Kelley and Rountree.