Rams News: Blake Corum Believes Sean McVay & Chargers’ Jim Harbaugh Are ‘Total Opposites’
Rams rookie Blake Corum
Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum (2) smiles while walking on the field Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The Los Angeles Rams boosted the backfield in the 2024 NFL Draft when they selected Blake Corum in the third round.

Although this year’s running back class was considered a weaker one, Corum came in as one of the most decorated prospects after helping lead Michigan to the 2023 CFP Championship. Corum was the Wolverines’ workhorse but will back up Kyren Williams on the Rams.

Head coach Sean McVay seems to already hold Corum in high regard both as a player and person as he’s gone out of his way to express how excited he is to work with him. McVay even mentioned that he sees a lot of similarities between Kyren Williams and Corum, a sign that he plans to utilize the two backs in similar ways once the 2024 NFL season rolls around.

Corum hasn’t spent too much time with McVay as they’ve only had rookie minicamp and OTAs to work together, but he already can tell that he and Los Angeles Chargers head coach Jim Harbaugh are completely different, via The Rich Eisen Show:

“Total opposites,” Corum said. “Total opposites in terms of personality. think they’re both great coaches, but they’re definitely total opposites. But I love Coach McVay’s energy. He’s positive, he’s consistent, he’s bringing the energy each and every day. Growth mindset, even as one of the greatest coaches in the NFL at this point. I love playing for him. I’m excited to strap up and actually play for him, but I love going through these OTAs and playing for Coach McVay.”

McVay’s enthusiasm and passion for football shine through on the football field and it seems that Corum is quickly catching on to his new coach’s personality. However, it’s far from a bad thing as McVay clearly cares about the game and how his players are doing so Corum is in a good spot to start off his professional career.

Knowing McVay, Corum will get his opportunities to carve out a role, especially considering that Williams has dealt with multiple injuries the past two seasons. Los Angeles did well to ensure that their running game stays intact in the event that Williams is forced to miss time.

Boston Scott enjoying time with Rams after leaving Eagles

Although Blake Corum is slated to be the No. 2 option behind Williams on the depth chart, the Rams also brought in Boston Scott to for depth and more experience at the position. Like Corum, Scott hasn’t been in L.A. long but is already enjoying his time on his new team.