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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(Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

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.

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