RB Blake Corum could end up being a total steal for the Rams

The LA Rams could find that RB Blake Corum to be a total steal in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Los Angeles Rams Minicamp, Blake Corum
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When the LA Rams entered the 2024 NFL Draft, I overlooked the need at the running back position on the team's draft shopping list. I don't think that I was alone in that oversight, either. After all, the Rams roster certainly seemed to have the running back role staffed adequately enough for the 2024 NFL season. The team had just enjoyed a breakout year for second-year running back Kyren Williams. The team re-signed his prodege Ronnie Rivers. And the team had rookie RB Zach Even returning for another NFL season.

If the team, and coaching staff, needed more help, there are still plenty of veterans who are looking to take on some carries for 2024.

But the Rams certainly fooled me by using a lofty draft pick to select former Michigan running back Blake Corum with the 83rd overall draft pick in Round 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft. While that is a spot normally reserved for a player who will compete for a starting role. I do not expect that Corum is on track to compete for the starting role head-to-head with Kyren Williams

The LA Rams anticipate the need to have a second running back who can seamlessly take over for Williams at running the football for the team when the Rams need to give Williams a rest, and in the unfortunate circumstances of an injury to Kyren Williams. Michigan RB Blake Corum checks so many boxes for the team that they could not resist waiting to select a running back on Day 3.

Perhaps the best and most lovable attribute about Corum is the fact that the Rams have added another passionate prospect to this roster who will be around for years to come. Whether that means a running back who serves as a backup, as a second option in a running-back-by-committee approach, or as a rusher who is truly competing to earn a starting and feature role in the Rams offense.