NAME: Zach Charbonnet
HOMETOWN: Bellflower, CA
HIGH SCHOOL: Oaks Christian
GAMES WATCHED: Oregon, LSU, Hawaii
- 2019 (13 games at Michigan): 149 attempts for 726 yards (4.9 YPC) and 11 TDs with a long of 41. 8 receptions for 30 yards.
- 2020 (5 games at Michigan): 19 attempts for 124 yards (6.5 YPC) and 1 TD with a long of 70. 6 receptions for 41 yards.
- 2021 (12 games): 202 attempts for 1137 yards (5.6 YPC) and 13 TDs with a long of 47. 24 receptions for 197 yards.
Charbonnet, the former Michigan transfer, burst onto the scene at UCLA this past year in Chip Kelly’s offense. Charbonnet displayed great vision and burst during his 2021 season as he rumbled forward for 1,137 yards and 13 TDs. He is a powerful runner who has great vision, burst, and contact balance. There are some questions in the passing game because of how little UCLA used him on passing downs. I feel like Charbonnet would thrive early in a zone blocking scheme that would maximize his talents. For teams with an established pass catching back already on the roster, Charbonnet could be a nice complementary piece in a rotational backfield.