Chargers Draft

Los Angeles Chargers: Seven-round mock draft if Tom Brady signs

FOXBOROUGH, MA - DECEMBER 29: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots look on during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - DECEMBER 29: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots look on during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

Round 2, Pick 37: Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

One of the compelling reasons for joining the Los Angeles Chargers would be the pass-catchers, as mentioned earlier. Austin Ekeler is the perfect running back for a Tom Brady-led offense while Keenan Allen is a true number one receiver and Mike Williams is a deep threat.

If Hunter Henry returns then Brady will have one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the league, making the Chargers even more lethal.

There is a significant drop off from the Williams to the team’s third receiver, though, and with that in mind the Chargers select Brandon Aiyuk out of Arizona State in the early second round.

It might be a bit early to draft Aiyuk and in the real draft the Chargers might see a more talented receiver drop but this would not be a bad pick. Aiyuk is talented enough to be the team’s starting slot receiver right away and has the traits to succeed at it.

Aiyuk has really good quickness and agility and could excel in a Tom Brady offense by getting open underneath and making things happen after the catch. Some fans may want to see the speedsters in Henry Ruggs or Jalen Reagor with this pick, but Aiyuk is a better all-around receiver than both.

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