Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Complete mock draft while trading up for Tua Tagovailoa

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 28: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after passing for a touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 28: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after passing for a touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Round 4, Pick  6: Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Oregon State

The LA Chargers have a need at wide receiver as the team’s receiving corps is extremely thin outside of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. With that being said, we decided to select the best receiver still available instead of the best linebacker, a decision made easy after the team signed Nick Vigil.

The Chargers are not going to get a world-beater this late in the draft but would be getting some good value out of the fourth round if they landed Isaiah Hodgins out of Oregon State.

Nothing on tape jumps out right away about Hodgins. He is not blistering fast and did not excel in beating man coverage in college. However, Hodgins has some of the best hands in the draft, is great in making plays on balls in the air and would be a reliable WR3.

The Chargers would be the perfect destination for Hodgins as well as the team could play him both inside and outside and with Allen and Williams, Hodgins will get favorable matchups and will succeed more than he might elsewhere.

There are so many pass-catchers on the Chargers when you also include Hunter Henry and Austin Ekeler. The only thing the team needs out of the WR3 is someone with sure hands that is going to make the most of his matchups and not miss catchable balls.

Hodgins does all of that and could blossom into more in the NFL with some pro experience under his belt.

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