Chargers Draft

Los Angeles Chargers: Full mock draft with Tyrod Taylor starting

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 01: Quarterback Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws a pass before a game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on December 1, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chargers 23-20. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 01: Quarterback Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws a pass before a game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on December 1, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chargers 23-20. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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Round 2, Pick 5: Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn

The Los Angeles Chargers have added to the offensive line and the outlook for next season is already so much better than 2020. With Bulaga and Trai Turner shoring up the right side the Chargers are set there and a healthy Mike Pouncey would be huge.

Dan Feeney and Forrest Lamp will compete for the left guard spot and that should elevate them, with the only need being left tackle. Right now, Trey Pipkins would probably start and that would not be a bad idea, as he was quietly one of the best rookie tackles in the league last year.

However, it does not hurt to draft a tackle early, especially as a long-term option with a higher ceiling. Tega Wanogho would be the best-case scenario in the second round, as he is someone who has already showcased a great ability to protect the quarterback.

He is a bit raw, as he has not played football his entire life, but he has showcased the size and strength to be average at worst in the NFL. With proper development, he could eventually be a Pro Bowl tackle.

Round 2, Pick 11: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

I am not as high on the Los Angeles Chargers needing a receiver as other fans. The team definitely does have a hole at WR3, but with one of the best pass-catching running backs and pass-catching tight ends, it is something that the Chargers could solve later in the draft.

However, with the Jets trade, the Chargers can afford to take someone with a high ceiling in Jalen Reagor, who would be the perfect slot receiver for the Chargers in his rookie season.

Reagor is a playmaker and could even be a difference-maker in the return game. He fits in perfectly as a catch-and-run option for the Chargers, targeting him on short slants and drag routes and letting his athleticism do the rest.

If Reagor can develop more deep route-running skills as well as improve his release off the line against physical corners on the outside, I could see him being the Chargers’ version of Brandin Cooks.

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