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Is Chargers rookie Isaiah Spiller locked in as the team's RB2?

Reese Nasser
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The Los Angeles Chargers have put together a talented running back room While they are led by veteran running back Austin Ekeler, they also have Joshua Kelly, Larry Rountree, and 2022 fourth-round pick Isaiah Spiller.

After the first week of training camp, it seemed that Spiller was comfortably third in the depth chart at running back. But as week two of camp has gotten underway, it seems that Spiller could be moving up the list.

During this second week of training camp, Spiller has been taking snaps with the first-team offense. This could be a sign of things to come for the former Texas A&M running back.

Isaiah Spiller seems to be miles ahead in the Chargers' RB2 race.

With Joshua Kelly not taking snaps with the first team, it could mean that the Chargers have already locked Spiller into their RB2. Having him gain familiarity with the starters would allow for an easier transition given he needs to step up in the absence of Ekeler.

While Austin Ekeler has been fairly healthy and ready to go, he has missed time in the past due to injuries. He appeared in 16 games in 2021 but was limited to just 10 in 2020. While he is expected to be among the league's best running backs this upcoming season, having Spiller as a security blanket could be beneficial.

During his time at Texas A&M, Spiller was a dominant force. He was effective in all areas of the offense. In his three seasons, he recorded 2,993 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns. He added another 585 receiving yards and one touchdown through the air on 74 receptions.

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Given how much star power is on this Chargers offense, Spiller could make an immediate impact. This Justin Herbert-led unit will be able to utilize him from day one. Locking him in as their RB2 could be the right move to make.

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