Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: A mock draft typical of Tom Telesco

By Tyler Gallagher
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 28: Isaiah Simmons #11 of the Clemson Tigers is congratulated by his teammates after an interception against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second half during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 28: Isaiah Simmons #11 of the Clemson Tigers is congratulated by his teammates after an interception against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second half during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI GARDENS, FL – SEPTEMBER 8: D’Vonn Gibbons #3 of the Savannah State Tigers is sacked by Shaquille Quarterman #55 of the Miami Hurricanes on the first play of the game on September 8, 2018, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – SEPTEMBER 8: D’Vonn Gibbons #3 of the Savannah State Tigers is sacked by Shaquille Quarterman #55 of the Miami Hurricanes on the first play of the game on September 8, 2018, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) /

Round 4, Pick 102: Shaquille Quarterman, linebacker, Miami

In the fourth round, Telesco goes…..with another hard-hitting, high character linebacker.

In the four years that Telesco has had a fourth-round pick, he has selected a linebacker three times. Thus, he selects another one here.

Is there really a need at linebacker? Well, if Chargers’ management decides to release Perryman and save about $6 million, then the role currently occupied by Perryman could be replaced with the cheaper Quarterman.

In fact, Quarterman seems like a near-clone of Perryman. Like Perryman, Quarterman is shorter but stouter than the average linebacker at 6-foot-1 and 240 pounds.

Furthermore, he is a tackling machine (107 tackles last season) that will absolutely nail any player with the ball.

Thank you, Shaquille Quarterman.

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If the Chargers move on from Perryman, Quarterman would be an excellent replacement.

Round 5, Pick 133: Chase Claypool, wide receiver, Notre Dame

In the fifth round, Telesco goes…..with a potential steal.

Telesco has had a good history with his fifth-round picks. He has netted great value at the spot by selecting Desmond King, Kyle Emanuel, Jatavis Brown, and Scott Quessenberry.

So this mock is giving the Chargers a wide receiver that has outstanding potential for the fifth round. While there are some outstanding receivers early in this draft, there are also some quality options that may slide.

Chase Claypool has the potential to drop somewhat in the draft due to a perceived lack of speed, but Claypool’s game is not predicated on his speed.

What makes Claypool special is his ability to make contested catches in traffic. He has the body to hold up that game at the NFL level, measuring out at six feet, 4.3 inches, and 229 pounds at the Senior Bowl.

If you wouldn’t love to have a wider receiver on your team who is this physical, you probably aren’t a fan of football.

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