Rams GM Reveals Plan for Blake Corum

Rams general manager Les Snead outlined the team's plan in the running back room.
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The Los Angeles Rams made a surprise decision to draft a running back early in the 2024 NFL Draft. Despite having one of the rising star rushers in the league in Kyren Williams, the Rams reached for Michigan RB Blake Corum with their third-round pick.

Corum was the most productive rusher in college football for the past few seasons. He projects to be an immediate difference-maker in the NFL. This raised a ton of questions among Rams fans about how head coach Sean McVay plans to use the two high-level running backs.

General manager Les Snead addressed these concerns in his latest remarks to Erica Tamposi on the team's official website.

Rams GM Reveals Their Plan for the Running Back Rotation

Snead said that their focus was to ensure the team doesn't run Kyren Williams down. With that objective in mind, they targeted a player in Corum that has "a very similar play style".

"It is a 17-game season plus playoffs, might go to 18 games one day. So we always felt like we needed to have as many quality runners as possible so we don't just totally run down Kyren, and we have one or two, or even three guys that can contribute, keep everyone fresh, and let's go and try to impose our will."

Rams GM Les Snead

The Rams struggled offensively in the games Williams missed last season, going 1-3 in those matchups. It seems like they don't want that to be the case this year, opting for a backfield tandem to take some of that pressure off Williams.

Kyren Williams ran for 1,144 yards in 12 games, averaging 5 yards per carry in 2023. Corum, on the other hand, ran for 1,245 yards in 15 games, averaging 4.8 yards per carry, and scoring a whopping 27 touchdowns.

The two young stars project to make the Rams a scary offense, regardless of who is on the field. Rams fans should be thrilled for next season.

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