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25 five-round mock drafts for the Los Angeles Chargers

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 10: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson #23 of the Florida Gators asks the crowd for noise during the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 10: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson #23 of the Florida Gators asks the crowd for noise during the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /
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SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Jonah Williams #73 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the CFP National Championship against the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Jonah Williams #73 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the CFP National Championship against the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

Format Four: BPA

Draft One:

  1. Jonah Williams, OT
  2. Juan Thornhill, S
  3. Renell Wren, IDL
  4. Beau Benzschawel, IOL
  5. KeeSean Johnson, WR

Draft Two: 

  1. Garrett Bradbury, IOL
  2. Juan Thornhill, S
  3. Renell Wren, IDL
  4. Ugochukwu Amadi, S
  5. Bobby Evans, OT

Draft Three:

  1. Dalton Risner, OT
  2. Juan Thornhill, S
  3. Khalen Saunders, IDL
  4. Hunter Renfrow, WR
  5. Max Scharping, OT

Draft Four:

  1. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S
  2. Dexter Lawrence, IDL
  3. Joe Giles-Harris, LB
  4. Chuma Edoga, OT
  5. Max Scharping, OT

Draft Five:

  1. Nasir Adderley, S
  2. Jeffery Simmons, IDL
  3. Khalen Saunders, IDL
  4. Max Scharping, OT
  5. Terry Godwin, WR

This one had more unusual draft fallers, as there is almost zero to no chance Jonah Williams comes near No. 28, and Garrett Bradbury, while more likely, is still going to most likely go before 28. Risner, Gardner-Johnson, and Adderley are more plausible than those two.

I started to become aware here of how low the mock simulator has Max Scharping, who can sometimes sneak into the sixth round if I did not select him. He’s a fourth round pick at worst.

Each drafted featured a double-down on either offensive or defensive lineman, but never both at the same time. Interior defensive line still is the most common third-round choice for me, and this mock regularly has Saunders and Wren available for the Chargers in that range. I think the Bolts should take a receiver early Day Three, and a name like Clemson’s Hunter Renfrow would be one to watch with connections to current starter Mike Williams.

On This Date: Deshaun Watson found Hunter Renfrow to give @ClemsonFB the title ? pic.twitter.com/G62Vmh0Lqp

— ESPN (@espn) January 9, 2019

Best player available will always be subjective, varying between person to person and team to team. It’s often a strategy used by Tom Telesco (i.e. Derwin James), and fortunately for the Chargers often times the best available player in the first round is one that fills a need. Gardner-Johnson, Risner, and Adderley may be the best remaining guys come pick No. 28, and that would be an easy selection for the Bolts.

One more draft to go…

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