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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Could Corum be an offensive diamond in the rough?

It is safe to presume that the Rams offense since hiring HC Sean McVay has been primarily a pass-centric offense. Throughout Coach McVay's tenure, the closest example of a season with multiple rushing stars on the offense was 2020, when the Rams boasted RB Cam Akers with 625 yards and two touchdowns, and RB Darrell Henderson Jr. with 624 yards and five touchdowns. Compare that to the wide receiver position that routinely boasts two players who flirt with or exceed 1000 receiving yards per season to see what I mean.

Could rookie RB Blake Corum help this offense to put up two rushers who flirt with or exceed 1000 rushing yards in 2024?

All Corum needs to impress his coaching staff is an opportunity to do so. He's got it, and that is exactly what he's done. LaFleur starts to discuss Blake Corum at the 17:05 make in the video below:

Rams Offensive Coordinator Mike LaFleur finally had a chance to talk about the Rams new iteration, and it was clear that in his press conference that he has noticed his new rookie running back, and that he is quite pleased with his work so far.

"What is most impressive about him, besides what he can do on the field and what he put on tape at Michigan and really since he has been here, is what kind of a man this guy is. I mean, this is a grown dude. He is a sponge, like a lot of these guys. His intentions are right. You never want to put expectations on rookies. You just say, hey, just come out and you be the best every single day, you can be in the meeting room, carry it to the field. He has done that thus far."

OC Mike LaFleur about RB Blake Corum

The Rams appear to be making a number of fundamental shifts that bode well for the running game. For starters, the team invested heavily into upgrading the offensive line this offseason. The team has arguably one of the best offensive lines projected to start in 2024 in the NFL. Meanwhile, the team invested heavily into the tight end position, adding veteran TE Colby Parkinson who is an expert at blocking, as well as a skyscraper target for the passing game.

The team also invested heavily into the running back room. Not only did the team select a running back early in Round 3, but the team signed a very versatile and underestimated veteran in Boston Scott.

Meanwhile, despite a very deep WR class in the 2024 NFL Draft, the team was content to select just one receiver, former Texas WR Jordan Whittington, on Day 3. Has the tide turned for the Rams in 2024?

Based on what RB Blake Corum has shown so far in OTAs, you should be on the lookout for a rushing revival in this offense. And nobody on this team will benefit more, and be more responsible for, from the change than the former Michigan running back.

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