6 late-round running backs the Chargers could target in the 2022 NFL Draft

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Tyrion Davis-Price
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Tyrion Davis-Price, LSU

LSU running back Tyrion Davis-Price has everything a team looks for in a power back. He is the type of player that only gets better as the game progresses, seeming to thrive off of the contact. At 6-0 and 219 pounds, there aren't many opposing players that can stop Davis-Price with the first hit. 

Over his first two seasons at LSU, Davis-Price recorded 741 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. During his freshman season, he served as the backup to current Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edward-Helaire. In his freshman season, he recorded six touchdowns and played a role in LSU’s run to a national championship.

After a somewhat lackluster 2020 season, Davis-Price experienced career-highs in 2021. He recorded career-highs across the board, running for 1,003 yards and six touchdowns while averaging 4.8 yards per carry. 

The jump that Davis-Price experienced in 2021 didn't come until the halfway point of the season. Through the first five games of the season, he recorded just 140 rushing yards on 45 attempts. 

From weeks 6-12, Davis-Price totaled 166 attempts and ran for a total of 863 yards and six touchdowns. In this stretch, he averaged nearly 5.2 yards per carry. His most notable performance came against Florida where he ran for a school-record 287 yards and three touchdowns. 

Davis-Price Has also proven himself a pass blocker. The skillset that he has adapted could allow for him to be an every-down back.