3 Michigan players who Jim Harbaugh could draft with the Chargers

With the possibility of Coach Harbaugh signing with the Chargers, these three players would fill holes around the roster.
2024 CFP National Championship - Michigan v Washington
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Chargers could draft RB Blake Corum in the third round

Similar to the cornerback room, the Chargers should take a running back after the last two disastrous seasons. The Chargers finished 30th in total rushing yards in 2022, and they did not improve enough in 2023 by ranking 25th in total yards and 27th in yards per carry.

In addition to Austin Ekeler, RB2 Joshua Kelley is also a free agent, and both Isaiah Spiller and Elijah Dotson haven't played enough to show their value. On the other hand, sign low-cost running backs is trending around the league, and a rookie carries the lowest price.

We all remembered how RB Blake Corum destroyed the Alabama and Washington defenses in the NCAA playoffs, especially the latter where he combined with RB2 Donovan Edwards for 238 yards and 4 touchdowns. In fact, Corum was voted as the NCAA Championship Game Offensive MVP, demonstrating his ability to appear in important games.

Projected by NFL Draft Buzz to be a 3rd rounder, Corum is the second-best running back in his class, followed by Jonathon Brooks (Texas). Therefore, Harbaugh and the Chargers would get good value for their third-round pick.

Though I would recommend Harbaugh to strengthen the RB room via free agency (Derrick Henry, Saquon Barkley and Josh Jacobs are all free agents) or trade for experience, Corum would complement the running game for his ability to score touchdowns and create explosive plays, according to Pro Football Network.