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 Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

Round 5, Pick 151: Josiah Scott, CB, Michigan State

Cornerback is not a huge position of need for the Chargers but with Casey Hayward getting up in age and Desmond King having a disappointing season in 2019, it does not hurt to add depth to the team.

And in the fifth round, the Chargers pick up a great selection for the round in Josiah Scott. Scott is not someone that is going to excel one-on-one in coverage because of his size. However, Scott is quick, agile and is a ballhawk, making him the perfect complimentary piece to this secondary to intercept mistakes in zone coverage.

At first, he will just be a nickel down corner. However, if he can get stronger, he absolutely could blossom into a CB2.

Round 6, Pick 186: Jonah Jackson, G, Ohio State

Finally, another offensive lineman taken in the draft. After selecting Wills in the first round, though, the Chargers do not really need to take another lineman until late in the draft, like this.

The addition of Trai Turner is huge, Wills will be the starting left tackle, Trep Pipkins was sneaky good for a rookie last season and should get the chance to start at right tackle, Dan Feeney and Forrest Lamp will compete for a guard spot and Scott Quessenberry will start at center.

You could make the case for the Chargers selecting a center earlier in the draft but the team does not necessarily need it.

Jonah Jackson is not a finished product as his run blocking will be awful at the NFL level but he showed signs of being a really good backup pass-blocking option on the interior of the line. If the Chargers can coach him up then he could make the case for being an every-down guard.

However, even if he is a rotational player that comes in during passing situations, he probably will be good enough to get the job done.

Round 7, Pick 220: Derrek Tuszka, DE, North Dakota State

Both Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram are free agents after the season and with this pick, the team adds more depth to defensive end, although a seventh-round pick is not going to fill a need if Bosa, Ingram, or both, leave after the year.

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However, it gives the team a promising prospect that should some good tape at a small school that could come to the NFL, get stronger, and surprise some people into a more significant role.

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