The LA Chargers have been one of the more active teams since the start of the off-season. Between major trades and signing multiple high-level free agents, they have shown a willingness to make big-time moves.
One of the few areas yet to be addressed is the running back position. With Austin Ekeler still on lead-back duties, the lack of depth could be concerning. They currently have just two other backs on the roster.
This month's draft could be the perfect place to add the necessary depth to the position. With nine picks coming in the third round or later, they could use any of these to select a running back. With a draft class that boasts several talented prospects at the position, they could stumble upon a player who can make an impact from day one.
Here are six running backs the Chargers could target later in the draft:
Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M
Texas A&M running back Isaiah Spiller has been a force since he came into college in 2019. He was a three-year starter at A&M, proving to be one of the most reliable and consistent backs in all of football. Given his production, he can be an every-down back in the NFL.
Over his three seasons at Texas A&M, Spiller started 29 out of 35 games. He led the team in rushing each season and was used heavily in both the run and pass game. He finished his collegiate career with a total of 615 total touches.
Spiller racked up a total of 2993 rushing yards, 585 receiving yards, and 26 total touchdowns in his time at College Station. He also never finished a season with less than 1000 yards from scrimmage.
Spiller has already proven that he can shoulder the load of an offense. He fits the workhorse criteria and is effective in all areas of the offense. At 6-0 and 217 pounds, he has the size and strength to battle against any opposing defender.
More importantly, he has proven that he can remain healthy. Current Chargers RB1 Austin Ekeler, while playing in 16 games last season, has dealt with injuries throughout his career. While is among the most productive backs in football, adding a player of Spiller’s caliber behind him could be the insurance that this offense needs.