Oddsmakers predict Chargers will draft Austin Ekeler replacement in 2024 NFL Draft (Blake Corum favored)

The Los Angeles Chargers are set as the betting favorites to draft Blake Corum, the Michigan running back, at some point during the 2024 NFL Draft.

Mar 2, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan running back Blake Corum (RB06) during the 2024 NFL
Mar 2, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan running back Blake Corum (RB06) during the 2024 NFL / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Free Agency period has begun and one of the most active positions so far has been running back, with several swapping teams either by trade or by free agent signing.

One of the big movements at the position was Austin Ekeler, who signed with the Washington Commanders on a 2-year deal. Now that the first wave of players signing with new teams has come and gone, we have started to get a clearer picture of where teams will be looking in next month's NFL Draft.

One of the interesting available betting markets is which team will draft Michigan running back, Blake Corum. Now with Ekeler out of the picture, it makes too much sense for him to re-join his college coach, Jim Harbaugh, in Los Angeles.

The odds reflect exactly that with the Chargers set as the betting favorites to select Corum.

Blake Corum Draft Odds

The odds listed below are via FanDuel Sportsbook.

  • Chargers +340
  • Cowboys +550
  • Rams +1100
  • Giants +1100
  • Panthers +1300
  • Raiders +1400
  • Bengals +1400
  • Texans +1900
  • Vikings +1900
  • Cardinals +2000
  • Ravens +2400
  • Titans +3000
  • Browns +3000
  • Chiefs +3400
  • Buccaneers +3400
  • Eagles +3400
  • Broncos +5000
  • Bills +6000
  • 49ers +6000
  • Colts +6500

Corum isn't going to be a first round pick, so it's tough to predict where exactly he'll land. Most experts believe he'll land somewhere between the second and third rounds. With that being said, we know the Chargers need a running back and we know of the connection between their new head coach and the Michigan product.

There's little doubt the Chargers will draft a running back at some point, the question is whether or not he'll be available when they decide to go for that position. If he is, there's a great chance Corum finds himself in Los Angeles in the fall. At +340 odds, there's a 22.73% implied probability he'll be drafted by the Harbaugh and the Chargers.

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Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.