When talking about seventh-round skill position players, this is as good as it gets in my opinion. Shyheim Carter isn’t the most athletic prospect, but he played his way into more time at Alabama, which is always chock full of defensive talent.
Carter is a depth piece who maybe gets to play his way into a bigger role over the course of the preseason and in practices during the regular season. He’s known for his work ethic and football IQ.
He’s got decent quickness and agility. If King moves to safety to take over the role Adrian Phillips once had, Carter could play his role into the nickel one day. It’s a long shot, but so are all other seventh rounders.
This is what an LA Chargers mock draft with Simmons as the top pick might look like. He fits in seamlessly to the defense from day one, to the point where the Chargers can afford to use some of their other top tier picks on offense. Aiyuk is a long receiver with quality speed at the next level. Wilson and Biadasz are part of the Chargers’ effort to build up the offensive line of the future.
Two Utes make this LA Chargers mock draft, as Guidry and Huntley are selected. Guidry provides speed and agility on the outside. He’s a depth corner that can earn his way into a bigger role later. Huntley provides an interesting backup option that’s relatively low risk. Finally, the Chargers take Carter to reaffirm secondary depth.