Rams select Blake Corum with 83rd Overall pick in NFL Draft

Michigan running back Blake Corum will be heading to Los Angeles soon as he has been selected in the third round of the NFL Draft. As the NFL Draft is at its peak, the Rams made a major move by using their 83rd overall pick in the third round to sign him. 

Corum was selected after two Wolverines were drafted on Friday. The RB had an incredible career with the Wolverines last season. He suffered an injury in 2022, but in 2023, he started 15 games and led the team with 258 rushes for 1,245 yards and 27 touchdowns. That was the most for a Power 5 running back since Derrick Henry in 2015.

Corum’s addition to the Rams raises questions about RB Kyren Williams’ future with the Rams. Williams is entering the third year of his four-year contract, and the decision to select Corum in the third round suggests that the team may not be planning to extend Williams beyond the upcoming season. However, if Corum fails to prove his worth, the team might consider extending Williams. 

Is Blake Corum a good pick for Rams?

The Los Angeles Rams, who signed Jimmy Garoppolo had a need at the running back position, which makes Blake Corum’s addition logical. 

However, some might view selecting him with the 83rd pick in the third round as slightly high, especially considering they drafted Zach Evans in the sixth round last year and acquired Ronnie Rivers in the offseason.

Blake Corum is expected to share playing time with the starting running back, Kyren Williams. This arrangement enhances depth and provides options for the Rams’ offense, particularly considering Williams’ injury history over the past two seasons.

Blake’s versatility and adaptability make him suitable for the Rams’ offensive scheme, which includes a gap scheme introduced last year. This versatility ensures that the RB can contribute effectively regardless of the specific offensive tactics employed by the team.

Maheen Zaib

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