Isaiah Spiller Drafted by Chargers: Los Angeles' Updated Depth Chart After Round 4

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVApril 30, 2022

Texas A&M running back Isaiah Spiller (28) rushes for a gain against Auburn during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
AP Photo/David J. Phillip

The Los Angeles Chargers selected Texas A&M running back Isaiah Spiller with the No. 123 overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft on Saturday.

Here is where he fits into his new team's depth chart:

RB: Austin Ekeler, Isaiah Spiller, Joshua Kelley, Larry Rountree III

Bleacher Report's Scouting Department listed Spiller as the No. 11 running back in the class, ranked 145 overall.

In three years as a fixture in the Texas A&M backfield, Spiller compiled 2,993 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns. He went over the 1,000-yard mark in each of the last two seasons, earning All-SEC honors in those years.

The Chargers could look for Spiller to step in as a contributor immediately as a rookie. They have Austin Ekeler already on the depth chart, but Spiller's combination of size and solid hands out of the backfield make him an instant fit.

Teams have regularly handed the reins to running backs playing on their rookie contracts as a low-cost, budget-related move—and because their younger bodies have less wear and tear. Spiller never had more than 188 carries in a single season at Texas A&M, so it'll be interesting to see how he handles a larger workload if one is handed to him.