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Poll: Should the Chargers Draft a Running Back?

Let us know what you think the Chargers should do about their lack of running back depth.

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The Los Angeles Chargers will be returning Melvin Gordon, Andre Williams, Kenneth Farrow, Branden Oliver from last season as well as the recently added Kenjon Barner. Gordon has yet to play a complete season. Williams spent most of last season on the practice squad. Oliver is undersized and has spent roughly half his professional career injured. Danny Woodhead left for Baltimore and the rest of the Chargers running backs remain either unsigned or so inconsequential that nobody noticed when they did sign.

Now, Melvin Gordon is undoubtedly talented and he showed what he could do during the portion of his sophomore campaign that he was healthy enough to play during. And Branden Oliver is certainly a solid enough player when he is on the field, but the Chargers lack a real playmaker behind their starting running back.

That said, you don’t necessarily want to spend a ton of draft capital on a position where you have already invested so much in Gordon. Vote in the poll and tell us why you voted the way you did in the comments.


Should the Chargers draft a running back?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Yes, in the first round.
    (6 votes)
  • 20%
    Yes, on day two.
    (66 votes)
  • 57%
    Yes, on day three.
    (184 votes)
  • 8%
    No, but they should sign one.
    (28 votes)
  • 11%
    No, they don’t need one.
    (37 votes)
321 votes total Vote Now