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Los Angeles Chargers: Two Days Out Mock

Since we are just two days out from the NFL Draft, we can make some fairly educated guesses and predictions as to what the Chargers are going to do. In theory, the priority goals will be finding a franchise left tackle to protect quarterback Justin Herbert, and an outside corner to pair to Michael Davis. We also know that nearly every year the Chargers reach on a Notre Dame prospect, so it’s a pretty safe bet that the Chargers go after one again this year. My favorites from that group would be tight end Tommy Tremble on day 2, or one of their interior linemen, Aaron Banks and Tommy Kraemer, as day 3 picks. In addition, it was just two years ago when the Chargers spent three of their seven picks on non FBS players, two on Notre Dame players, and their last two picks on mid major defenders, contrary to last year the Chargers selecting players from six different football power houses. Two years ago they had one of the weakest drafts in recent franchise history, and last year was one of their strongest drafts in recent franchise history. So don’t be too surprised if Tom Telesco has seen that and decides to reach on some “power five” prospects over players from smaller schools. All in all, the NFL draft is quite unpredictable, it’s a crap shoot to predict it, and it’s a crap shoot by the NFL General Managers actually selecting these draftees. To the best of my ability I have composed four different scenarios that I can envision playing out for the Chargers throughout the draft by using a combination of team needs, scheme fits, and Telesco’s recent draft history. I hope you enjoy them!

Mock 1/4: Left Tackle Mock:

Round 1, Pick 13: Christian Darrisaw, Offensive Tackle – Virginia Tech
Round 2, Pick 47: Richie Grant, Safety – Central Florida
Round 3, pick 77: Tay Gowan, Cornerback – Central Florida
Round 3, Pick 97: Thomas Graham Jr, Cornerback – Oregon
Round 4, Pick 118: Tommy Tremble, Tight End – Notre Dame
Round 5, Pick 159: Bobby Brown III, Defensive Tackle – Texas A&M
Round 6, Pick 185: Austin Watkins, Wide Receiver – UAB
Round 6, Pick 198: Hamilcar Rashed Jr, Edge Rusher – Oregon State
Round 7, Pick 241: Grant Stuard, Linebacker – Houston

Mock 2/4: Cornerback Mock:

Round 1, Pick 13: Jaycee Horn, Cornerback – South Carolina
Round 2, Pick 47: Dillon Radnuz, Offensive Tackle – North Dakota State
Round 3, pick 77: Joe Tyron, Edge Rusher – Washington
Round 3, Pick 97: Trey Smith, Interior Offensive Line – Tennessee
Round 4, Pick 118: Ambry Thomas, Cornerback – Michigan
Round 5, Pick 159: Talanoa Hufanga, Safety – Southern California
Round 6, Pick 185: Shi Smith, Wide Receiver – South Carolina
Round 6, Pick 198: Ernest Jones, Linebacker – South Carolina
Round 7, Pick 241: John Bates, Tight End – Boise State

Mock 3/4: Trading Up Mock:

TRADE:
Chargers send: 2021 1st, 2021 2nd, 2021 3rd, 2022 1st, 2022 6th
Lions send: 2021 1st, 2021 5th
Round 1, Pick 7: Penei Sewell: Offensive Tackle – Oregon
Round 3 Pick 97: Paulson Adebo, Cornerback – Stanford
Round 4, Pick 118: Hamsah Nasirildeen, Safety – Florida State
Round 5, Pick 153: Bobby Brown III, Defensive Tackle – Texas A&M
Round 5, Pick 159: Aaron Banks, Interior Offensive Line – Notre Dame
Round 6, Pick 185: Drake Johnson, Interior Offensive Line – Kentucky
Round 6, Pick 198: Daelin Hayes, Edge Rusher, Notre Dame
Round 7, Pick 241: Quintin Morris, Tight End – Bowling Green

Mock 4/4: The Surprise:

Round 1, Pick 13: Kwity Paye, Edge Rusher, Michigan
Round 2, Pick 47: Dillon Radnuz, Offensive Tackle – North Dakota State
Round 3, Pick 77: Brevin Jordan, Tight End – Miami
Round 3, Pick 97: Thomas Graham Jr, Cornerback – Oregon
Round 4, Pick 118: Trill Williams, Cornerback – Syracuse
Round 5 pick 159: Talanoa Hufanga, Safety – USC
Round 6, Pick 185: Shi Smith, Wide Receiver – South Carolina
Round 6, Pick 198: Tommy Kraemer – Interior Offensive Line – Notre Dame
Round 7, Pick 241: Grant Stuard, Linebacker – Houston

Which mock draft did you like best? Would you be willing to give up that much to trade up in the draft? Who do you want the Chargers to pick in round 1? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Los Angeles Chargers: Two Days Out Mock

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