Chargers Draft

Los Angeles Chargers fresh 7-round mock draft

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Da'Ron Payne #94 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to a play during the second quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Da'Ron Payne #94 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to a play during the second quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Round 7, No. 251 overall: Jake Wieneke, WR, South Dakota State

NFL.com scouting report

This pick could be used for just about anything. Down toward the bottom of the draft, you don’t have much to lose. I wanted a tight end, but couldn’t find much at this stage of the draft other than those that specialize in blocking, and the Chargers addressed that by signing Virgil Green.

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Playing for the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State, Jake Wieneke didn’t receive much national exposure, but at 6’4″, could bring a future red-zone threat to Los Angeles.

As a seventh-round pick, Wieneke wouldn’t be expected to come in and contribute right away. In fact, he could be placed on the team’s practice squad if need be, developing his skills before someday joining the active roster.

In the little bit I’ve seen of him as a player, he reminds me of former Tennesse Titans wide receiver Drew Bennett, a tall, lanky wide receiver who can create matchup problems for a defense.

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