Blake Corum ranked as top Big Ten running back

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Pro Football Focus is doing its position rankings and it’s onto the running back position.

Anthony Treash ranked college football’s top 25 running backs for the 2022 season and he put both Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards into the ranking.

Interestingly enough, and arguably so, Corum was ranked third overall behind Deuce Vaughn (Kansas State) and Bijan Robinson (Texas) which also makes Corum the top-ranked Big Ten running back over the likes of Treveyon Henderson (fourth) and Braelon Allen (seventh).

Last season Corum emerged as an electric running back right out the gate for the Wolverines before sustaining an injury that forced him to miss a little time. But he was still able to rack up 952 yards and 11 scores on the ground while losing some carries to Hassan Haskins later in the year. The speedy back did an excellent job receiving out of the backfield as well: 24 catches for 141 yards and a score.

Treash also ranked Edwards 14th, which makes the Corum-Edwards tandem the highest ranked on the list.

Edwards receives a pretty high ranking after being the third running back on Michigan last season, but the former five-star running back shined in his limited time. In fact, PFF listed Edwards as a possible breakout candidate for the 2022 season.

Edwards really shined as a receiver last year when he was fifth on the team catching 20 balls for 265 yards and a score. He will be a huge focal point for the maize and blue this upcoming season when he will backup Corum, and he will receive his lion’s share of the snaps.

Like PFF ranked, Michigan arguably will have the best one-two punch in all of football with Corum and Edwards.

PFF also ranked the top 50 quarterbacks and Cade McNamara came in at 29th. JJ McCarthy was not ranked, but we expect him to be a top-50 quarterback if he gets the starting nod in game one.

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