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Chargers get tougher in the trenches, add linebacker in 3-round mock draft

FORT WORTH, TX - DECEMBER 03: Justin Silmon #32 of the Kansas State Wildcats celebrates with Dalton Risner #71 of the Kansas State Wildcats, Reid Najvar #67 of the Kansas State Wildcats and Zach Reuter #15 of the Kansas State Wildcats after scoring a touchdown against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX - DECEMBER 03: Justin Silmon #32 of the Kansas State Wildcats celebrates with Dalton Risner #71 of the Kansas State Wildcats, Reid Najvar #67 of the Kansas State Wildcats and Zach Reuter #15 of the Kansas State Wildcats after scoring a touchdown against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 05: Jerry Tillery #99 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates after making a tackle against the Texas Longhorns during the second quarter at Notre Dame Stadium on September 5, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 05: Jerry Tillery #99 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates after making a tackle against the Texas Longhorns during the second quarter at Notre Dame Stadium on September 5, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

The NFL draft is just under three months away.

That means between now and then, you should get your fill, and then some, of mock drafts. But while they’re nothing more than speculation, mock drafts are one of the best talking points of any NFL offseason.

And if you don’t think rookies matter for contending teams, just look at what Sony Michel did for the New England Patriots, which included scoring the only touchdown of Super Bowl LIII.

The Los Angeles Chargers are a team with one of the biggest Super-Bowl windows in the league and so long as it’s wide open, the team only needs a piece here and there to jump through. Of course, winning the AFC means finding a way to overcome the Patriots, the team that dismantled them in the divisional round of the playoffs.

The Chargers have a veteran quarterback and options all over the field. With a healthy Hunter Henry in the fold, the only real weakness is at offensive line. On the defensive side of the ball, rookies Derwin James and Uchenna Nwosu made a good defense even better and it may just be one piece away from being the best in the league.

Plus, Joey Bosa should see much more action next season than he did in 2018.

So how will the Chargers attack the draft? Chad Rueter of NFL.com gives his thoughts in this three-round mock.

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