5 running backs that can save the Chargers offense in 2024

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Chargers could draft Blake Corum to help at running back

If you are a Chargers fan who peruses social media then there is a good chance that you have heard a lot about Blake Corum. Corum has emerged as the early fan favorite to be drafted by the Chargers and he has a potentially interesting connection to the Bolts.

Coming out of the University of Michigan, Corum could be connected to the Chargers coaching staff if the organization made the splashy move of hiring Jim Harbaugh. There are at least some legs that the team would make a splashy hire and if so, Corum might be a lock to be drafted to LA.

Corum would be the perfect type of running back to take over for Austin Ekeler as he resembles him in so many ways. A dual-threat back that can burn teams in the run and the pass, Corum is on the smaller side height-wise but is built like a truck.

Tell me that doesn't look like Ekeler before he started to slow down.

Corum is among the NCAA leaders in broken tackles and his stats speak for themselves. In his four years with Michigan, he has picked up 3,520 yards on 635 carries (5.5 yards per carry) with 54 rushing touchdowns. Just like Ekeler, Corum has a knack for finding the endzone even in games where his rushing totals are not the highest.

A running back room of Corum, Foreman, and Spiller (assuming he takes a step forward in 2024) is actually a great start. That might not be an elite running back room but with Justin Herbert under center, the Chargers do not need an elite running back room.

The Chargers just need a competent running back room. It seems bleak now, but as this article shows, the Bolts can rebuild the room with the right decisions in one offseason.

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