Los Angeles Chargers trade down in latest three-round mock draft
By Devon Auriemma
Round 2, No. 37 overall: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
With the 37th pick, the Chargers select Jalen Reagor, a wide receiver from TCU. Reagor has great speed and is a very solid route runner. He has a great ability to create space with double moves and his speed.
While he hasn’t had a very good quarterback throwing him the ball the last couple of years at TCU, he was still able to put up good numbers. While he is a smaller receiver, he uses his strength and athleticism to fight for extra yards.
Reagor is amazing in open space and can serve as a return man for the Chargers. While his combine performance wasn’t the best, his tape shows just what he can do. With their first pick in the second round, the Chargers get a much needed third wide receiver and playmaker.
Round 2, No. 44 overall: Austin Jackson, OT, USC
The Chargers land Austin Jackson, a tackle from USC with the Colts second-round pick (44th overall). Jackson is a 6’6, 310 pound Junior. He comes with great athleticism and length for the position. If the Chargers want to run the ball more, Jackson should be the pick here.
When he gets to the second level, it’s over for the poor defender that’s in his way. He has good power and athleticism but needs to improve his footwork and hand placement in pass protection.
After trading away Russell Okung, the Chargers are looking to improve their offensive tackles and Jackson makes sense with this pick. He would immediately come in and compete for a starting spot against Trey Pipkins, Sam Tevi and potentially others via free agency.