Chargers Draft

Los Angeles Chargers full 7-round mock draft

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 10: Isaiah Woullard #26 of the Mississippi Rebels is tackled by Daylon Mack #34 of the Texas A&M Aggies in the second quarter at Kyle Field on November 10, 2018 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 10: Isaiah Woullard #26 of the Mississippi Rebels is tackled by Daylon Mack #34 of the Texas A&M Aggies in the second quarter at Kyle Field on November 10, 2018 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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KNOXVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 17: Wide receiver Preston Williams #7 of the Tennessee Volunteers looks to dodge a tackle by safety Javon Hagan #7 of the Ohio Bobcats at Neyland Stadium on September 17, 2016, in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)
KNOXVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 17: Wide receiver Preston Williams #7 of the Tennessee Volunteers looks to dodge a tackle by safety Javon Hagan #7 of the Ohio Bobcats at Neyland Stadium on September 17, 2016, in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)

Seventh round, No. 242 overall: Preston Williams, WR, Colorado State

It’s the last round of the draft and down this low, you might as well throw a dart. That dart will land on a complete developmental project in Preston Williams.

But Williams is the kind of developmental project you love to try and mold based on his physical tools. At 6-foot-4 and 211 pounds, he could become a big target for a team like the Chargers.

Williams had a tumultuous college career that included a torn ACL, a suspension for an assault charge and a transfer. He began his college career at Tennessee before transferring to Colorado State.

After sitting out the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules, he made the most of his time at CSU, catching 96 passes for 1,345 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2018.

Questions persist about how good his hands actually are and he’ll need to work on his route running as well as his ability to go up and make a play on a contested pass, but the combination of speed and athleticism that Williams possesses alone makes him more than worth a pick at this stage in the draft.

The Chargers aren’t exactly deep at wide receiver either after losing Tyrell Williams this offseason. Aside from Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, the Chargers will need at least another guy to step up. There’s room for a guy to come out of nowhere at wide receiver for this team and Williams is as good a candidate to do so as anyone.

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