Blake Corum 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- 2019 Gatorade Player of the Year in Maryland
- Selected for the Under Armour All-American Game
- Third team All-Big-Ten
- Scheme tendencies: Mixture of inside zone and power concepts
- 2022 projected role: Starting RB
Pros: Blake Corum is a short, stout running back with dual-threat abilities. Corum impacts the game in multiple ways as a runner, receiver, and kick returner. He uses his height to his advantage to hide behind blockers on slower-developing plays before exploding into the second level of the defense. It is difficult to out-leverage him due to his stature and low center of gravity. He possesses loose, oily hips to change direction quickly. Corum presents a big-play threat whenever he touches the football—he had multiple 50-plus-yard runs in 2021. He has an incredible work ethic. For two years in high school, he worked out before school after waking around 3 a.m. His juiced lower body generates the requisite burst to separate from defenders with lateral cuts. He’s a patient and disciplined runner that follows his blocks to daylight. He’s elusive in space and is able to string together sudden cuts/moves.
Cons: Though Blake Corum has a lower center of gravity, he does not run through defenders. He lacks the size to assume the RB1 role for an NFL team. His skill set signals a change-of-pace role. He hasn’t had many opportunities to produce as a receiver (only 24 receptions in 2021). He is not an ideal short-yardage and goal-line back due to his size/frame.
Blake Corum NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson