Chargers Draft

LA Chargers Mock Draft: A hypothetical Isaiah Simmons mock

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 01: Isaiah Simmons #11 of the Clemson Tigers reacts against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the second quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 01: Isaiah Simmons #11 of the Clemson Tigers reacts against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the second quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images) – LA Chargers Mock Draft
(Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images) – LA Chargers Mock Draft

814. . Offensive Tackle. Isaiah Wilson. 71

While I think wide receiver is the deepest position of the class, offensive tackle may not be far behind. If the Chargers want to boost the offensive line, there’s plenty of great options in the second, third, and fourth rounds. Isaiah Wilson is one of those prospects.

Wilson has some of the best hands in this class. His style and physicality remind me of Trent Williams. Once he gets his hands on a defender, it’s very unlikely that they’re getting to the quarterback or ball carrier. His first punch can knock back even the strongest defenders.

Wilson is still very much a prospect. Realistically, every tackle after the 25th pick isn’t going to be the best with pass protection. That holds true for Wilson. His quality play overall and the physical tools he has make him worth taking. 6’6″ 350-pound tackles don’t exactly grow on trees.

One of the goals of this offseason is getting talent for new offensive line coach James Campen. That started with Trai Turner and continued with Bryan Bulaga but rookie talent is necessary as well. Campen will try his best to develop all the tackles on the roster, but as of now it’s hard to not see Sam Tevi and Trenton Scott as lost causes.

Trey Pipkins has a chance to develop after quality play towards the end of last season, but adding another quality offensive tackle who’s a steal in the third round can only help. His anchor strength and the ability to play through the whole rep are especially necessary if the Chargers are going to play Tyrod Taylor and other mobile quarterbacks in the future.

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