Los Angeles Chargers: Full mock draft with Tyrod Taylor starting
By Jason Reed
Round 4, Pick 6: Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming
Charger fans might not like seeing the team take a linebacker this late in the draft as it definitely is a position that the Chargers might be better off selecting early. However, the options available in the second and third rounds all felt like reaching, so an early fourth-round selection became the best place to select a backer.
And the Chargers would get a good one in Logan Wilson. Wilson is not a super flashy linebacker that you would see taken in the early rounds, but he has been a productive backer for three seasons as a starter with Wyoming.
Most importantly, Wilson did not have any gaping holes in his game so he could be an every-down backer with his best-suited role being a strongside backer, which is exactly what the team lost in Thomas Davis.
There might be some learning curves as he goes from the speed of play with Wyoming to the NFL’s speed of play, but Wilson has the skillset to be a great rotational backer in year one with every-down starter potential.
Round 5, Pick 5: Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State
The Los Angeles Chargers would be the perfect fit for Eno Benjamin and with the Chargers needing a change-of-pace running back to replace Melvin Gordon, this is a match made in heaven in the fifth round.
Benjamin is a dual-threat weapon that would fit perfectly into the Los Angeles Chargers’ offensive gameplan. He would be a fantastic weapon in two running back formations where the defense has to guess between run and pass, and whether it will go to Austin Ekeler or Benjamin.
He is not a traditional back that is going to carry an offensive workload and run the ball through the tackles, but he is someone who can extend plays in the open space, which goes hand-in-hand with the offense that the Chargers run.