Michigan vs Washington: A deep dive into the hidden NFL Draft gems of the College Football Championship (CFC)

The CFC will be a huge opportunity for these 10 players to elevate their draft stock and become first round picks.

Rose Bowl Game - Alabama v Michigan
Rose Bowl Game - Alabama v Michigan / Ryan Kang/GettyImages
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The Running Back Revelation: Blake Corum

The workhorse back: Blake Corum, the running back from Michigan, has been instrumental in Michigan's journey to the CFC final. Corum could be one of the biggest steals in the 2024 NFL draft. His impressive performance, strong determination, and agile skills have drawn comparisons with some of the best in the business, including Kenneth Walker III. Here, we delve into the details of his journey and his prospects for the future.

Blake Corum
Rose Bowl Game - Alabama v Michigan / Ryan Kang/GettyImages

We have talked about his record breaking season and nose for the end zone. Corum has the ability to spot possible pathways and move upfield quickly, even when the interior gaps are blocked by linebackers. His agility allows him to take advantage of angles and spaces he notices in his peripheral vision. Furthermore, he displays potential as a receiver, running well-executed routes from the backfield and knowing how to use blockers to his advantage. His ability to overcome challenges and perform consistently has seen his draft stock rise, with projections placing him in the 76-96 range.

The test of endurance: Corum faces a daunting task against Washington's defense, which allows only 4.4 yards per carry. He must showcase his ability to contribute in every facet of the game to boost his draft position.