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 7, Pick 6: Trevis Gipson, DE, Tulsa

This pick is all about potential and this would be the optimal time for the LA Chargers to select an edge-rusher with potential that might not blossom right away. The team is just fine at defensive end in 2020 with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram but the front office is going to need to add more depth for the future.

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Both Ingram and Bosa are free agents after this season and the front office should act under the assumption that both will leave after as this gives the team a head start to build up the depth to replace either guy.

Realistically, Ingram is a candidate to leave but the team should make re-signing Joey Bosa a priority. Even with Ingram leaving, someone like Trevis Gipson could compete for the starting job and win it with a promising rookie season.

Gipson has all the physical traits to be a great edge-rusher at the professional level. He is long, quick, athletic and explosive. He got bigger and better every single season at the collegiate level, but is still a bit raw in his fundamentals.

If Gipson is thrown to the wolves right away then he might not become the player that he is capable of with some early failures. However, with time to build up his fundamentals and skill-set, Gipson could be an absolute steal in the seventh round for the Chargers.

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The great part about this pick for the LA Chargers is it helps them bank for the future in a cheap, cost-effective way.

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