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25 five-round mock drafts for the Los Angeles Chargers

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Who will be available for the Chargers throughout the 2019 NFL Draft? To get a better idea, Bolt Beat dove in and did 25 draft simulations…

The Los Angeles Chargers draft in a few weeks, but we at Bolt Beat have been busy doing a few mock simulators of our own to figure out what kind of players will be available to them throughout the draft. For this series, we used The Draft Network, which tends to have a closer alignment of player rankings and projections than other simulators.

What to keep in mind:

  1. Each format has its own “theme”. The first three drafts take either OL, DL, or S at No. 28. The final two are BPA and computer-chosen.
  2. Not every player is the best or “favorite” player. Sometimes, having to choose a particular position at No. 28 forced a draft reach.
  3. Not every player is ranked perfectly. Rankings are those of the simulator, not ours.
  4. There will be outliers. Jonah Williams, who made it to No. 28 once in a simulation, will not be there in the first round for the Chargers.

Mock drafts are rarely accurate, but they do help provide an insight as to what kind of players will be available at each of the Chargers’ selections, as well as how the team can find ways to fill needs at different draft ranges depending on what was chosen before them. We did 25 mock drafts, five per format and five rounds each. Here’s what happened:

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