Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum is generating a lot of buzz as one of the top prospects for the 2024 NFL draft. Scouts are already drawing comparisons between Corum and former Michigan State star and current Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III.
According to an NFC scouting director, Corum shares many similarities with Walker. "I see a lot of Kenneth Walker III in him," an NFC scouting director said of Corum, per ESPN's Jordan Reid. "Same exact build, determined runners that can break tackles but have pass-catching questions coming out."
Despite suffering a knee injury in a game against Illinois on November 19, 2022, Corum had an impressive season. He attempted to play against Ohio State on November 26 but was forced to exit the game after just two plays. As a result, he missed the remainder of the year.
In his 12 games before the injury, the 22-year-old showcased his skills by rushing for an impressive 1,463 yards and scoring 18 touchdowns. Additionally, he displayed his versatility by catching 11 passes for 80 yards and one touchdown.
Despite having the opportunity to enter the 2023 NFL draft alongside notable talents such as Bijan Robinson, Corum made the decision to return to Michigan for another season. This demonstrates his commitment to further develop his abilities and potentially improve his draft stock.
In their most recent game against Purdue, Corum further solidified his role as a consistent playmaker by tallying 3 touchdowns, leading his team to a perfect 9-0 record.