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

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Ty Chandler, UNC

UNC running back Ty Chandler could prove to be one of the more surprising prospects in this year's class. Given he can get the opportunity, he could impact games early on. 

Chandler, a fifth-year senior, spent time at both the University of North Carolina and the University of Tennessee. Chandler spent the first four years of his career at Tennessee. Over these four seasons, he ran for 2,046 yards and 13 touchdowns on 421 touches.

After transferring to UNC for his final season, Chandler carved out a much larger role in 2021. He earned the job as the lead back for UNC and proved to be a capable running back. Over his lone season as a Tar Heel, he recorded 1,092 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on a career-high 182 carries. Over his five seasons, he finished as his team's leading rusher on three separate occasions. 

Chandler has also proven to be a solid pass-catching option out of the backfield. He recorded 73 receptions, 681 receiving yards, and four receiving touchdowns, over 59 career games. 

Chandler isn't the most sound prospect, and there are some holes in his game, but he has the potential to move past all that. He has speed that allows for him to be a threat whenever he touches the ball. He is a proven ball carrier and can be a quality back in the NFL for the foreseeable future.