3 Running Backs the Chargers Can Draft to Replace Austin Ekeler

These running backs would be perfect replacements in the Los Angeles Chargers' backfield if Austin Ekeler departs.

Jan 1, 2024; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oregon Ducks running back Bucky Irving (0) against the Liberty
Jan 1, 2024; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oregon Ducks running back Bucky Irving (0) against the Liberty / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Blake Corum, Michigan

We can't discuss Harbaugh and prospective running backs without bringing up Blake Corum. After all, these two just battled with each other for years at Michigan, and it ultimately culminated with a National Championship win.

Drafting Corum wouldn't be Harbaugh just playing favorites, however. Corum has put himself firmly in the mid-round pick conversation after a prolific collegiate career for the Wolverines.

After stepping into a lead role in 2021, Corum went on to log a staggering 3,737 yards on the ground and 58 touchdowns over his last three college seasons. His eye-popping production includes 27 rushing TDs scored in 2023 alone.

Corum would add an absolute wrecking ball of an RB at 5-foot-8 and 200 pounds to the Chargers' offense, which could be a serious asset in short-yardage scenarios.

He also has clearly demonstrated that he knows how to succeed in Harbaugh's system, so it makes a ton of sense if both guys are excited about reuniting in the pros.

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