Blake Corum: The Missing Piece To Rams’ Offensive Puzzle?

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The Los Angeles Rams’ decision to draft two-time All-American running back Blake Corum in the third round of the NFL Draft has been hailed as a sleeper move by many in the media. Despite already having Kyren Williams, who had an impressive second year in the NFL, the Rams recognized the importance of having another good running back to provide relief and a backup option throughout a rough 17-game season.

As GM Les Snead explained, Corum’s similar play style to Williams makes him an ideal addition to the team.

“They have a similar play style…It’s a 17-game season…We needed to have as many quality runners as possible so we don’t just totally run down Kyren.”

With Williams yet to play a full season due to injuries, the Rams now have a capable backup in Corum, who has championship experience from his run with the Michigan Wolverines in college. The team’s offense has been strengthened with the addition of Corum and veteran running back Boston Scott.

In a league where injuries are a common reality, the Rams’ move to draft Corum was a smart one. It ensures that they have a reliable and talented running back corps, giving head coach Sean McVay and quarterback Matthew Stafford peace of mind knowing they have multiple options they can trust in the backfield.

This depth will allow the Rams to maintain a strong ground game and to continue taking pressure off of Stafford and the passing game.

Corum’s impressive college career at Michigan, where he was a key contributor to the Wolverines’ national championship, showcases his ability to perform on the biggest stages. His experience in big games will definitely help him early on in his NFL career. The big moments are ones that he has already experienced.

Speaking of his college run with the Wolverines, Corum put together a monstrous season in 2023. He carried the football 258 times for 1,245 yards and 27 touchdowns. That’s right, he scored 27 touchdowns on the ground.

Those numbers show why the Rams are extremely excited to add Corum to their backfield. He’s one of the most productive running backs that we’ve seen in recent draft history.

Also, the addition of Corum will create healthy competition among the running backs in Los Angeles, pushing each player to get better. That competition will not only lead to better performance on the field, but it also helps create an even stronger locker room.

The Rams’ move to draft Blake Corum was a smart one that does a few different things for the Rams. It improves their depth, takes pressure off of Kyren Williams as the lead back, and gives them a potential long-term starter with elite potential if he develops to his full potential. Los Angeles nailed it with their selection of Corum.

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