Blake Corum
  • Prospect Grade:7.0

Blake Corum

  • Position: RB
  • School: Michigan
  • Year: Sr.
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 210
  • 40-Time: TBD
  • Vertical: TBD
  • Broad: TBD
  • 3-Cone: TBD
  • 225 Bench: TBD

Scouting Report


First-team All-American (2022) and Doak Walker finalist…Big Ten Running Back of the Year (2022)…First Team All-Big Ten…started all 12 games he played in 2022…Enters 2023 with 13 starts in 30 career games…4-star recruit…will turn 24 during his rookie season (November)…suffered torn meniscus (left knee) at the end of 2022 season.


Physically, Corum is a low-cut, compact running back who appears smaller than his listed 210 pounds. Has a very similar body-type to Ravens RB JK Dobbins. Has short limbs. Athletically, Corum has VG short-area burst. He gets to full speed in just a few steps. He’s a flexible guy who can change directions without losing speed. VG ankle flexion. Good, not great speed. Has a short and quick stride but doesn’t have field-flipping juice. More burst than straight-line speed.

Corum is an impressive inside runner who possesses more power than his frame would indicate. He runs behind his pads and with a low center of gravity, making him a tougher tackle than expected. VG vision and instincts on inside runs. Gets skinny and through the hole in a flash. Routinely picks up chunk gains between the tackles. As an outside runner, Corum flashes enough speed to get to and around the corner. VG patience and feel for the flow of the defense. Allows blocks to develop in front of him and is decisive and deliberate when it’s time to go. Good wiggle and feel as a runner in space. Enough ‘make you miss’ to pick up extra yards on the second and third levels. 

Corum doesn’t offer much as a receiver or pass blocker. Short limbs will make it tough to be a reliable receiver. Has route-running potential but isn’t asked to do it much at Michigan.

Overall, Corum has a running style similar to pre-injury JK Dobbins. If healthy, he can be an early-down back in the NFL along the lines of Austin Ekeler. If he proves he can be counted on as a receiver, his ceiling will grow exponentially. Until then, he profiles as an early-down rotational back early in his career with a chance to emerge as the primary option in a RBBC.

Grade: 7.0 (Third Round)

School Bio


Rushing & Receiving Table
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
2020 Michigan Big Ten FR RB 6 26 74 2.8 2 5 73 14.6 0 31 147 4.7 2
*2021 Michigan Big Ten SO RB 12 144 952 6.6 11 24 141 5.9 1 168 1093 6.5 12
*2022 Michigan Big Ten SR RB 12 247 1463 5.9 18 11 80 7.3 1 258 1543 6.0 19
Career Michigan 417 2489 6.0 31 40 294 7.4 2 457 2783 6.1 33
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 5/9/2023.