Best Running Back Room in Country is in Michigan

July 05, 2023

Athlete Studio

As the 2023 season approaches, the anticipation surrounding Michigan football's running back room continues to escalate. With a surplus of talent in this position, the Wolverines boast an impressive array of skills, establishing it as undeniably one of their greatest sources of strength.

Leading the charge is the standout tailback Blake Corum, whose exceptional performances had positioned him as a potential Heisman Trophy contender before a knee injury prematurely concluded his 2022 season in Week 12. Prior to his unfortunate setback, Corum's electrifying displays demonstrated his undeniable talent and immense potential. Joining him in the backfield, the impactful 'co-starter' Donovan Edwards established himself as another standout player, leaving a lasting impression on fans and critics with incredible showings against Ohio State and Purdue. Collectively, these two dynamic playmakers amassed an impressive total of 2,500 rushing yards throughout the previous season.

The expectations for Corum and Edwards in the upcoming season are sky-high. Their extraordinary abilities have not gone unnoticed, as Pro Football Focus (PFF) recently ranked Michigan football's running back room as the best in the entire country. This accolade only adds to the anticipation surrounding the duo's performances on the field.

However, Michigan's defense faces the daunting task of defending against the second and third-ranked running back rooms in the nation, which belong to Ohio State (OSU) and Penn State. It is clear that the Wolverines will be tested by these opponents later in the 2023 season. Additionally, the team is preparing in case they face Georgia in the postseason, ensuring they are equipped to handle any challenge that comes their way.

Overall, the Wolverines find themselves in an enviable position at the running back standings as they approach the 2023 season. Barring any major injuries, their ground game is set to be a force to be reckoned with. The combination of talent, depth, and versatility within the running back room led by Corum, will make the team extremely difficult to stop in 2023.

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