Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Complete mock draft while selecting Jalen Hurts

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts from the sidelines during the game against the LSU Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts from the sidelines during the game against the LSU Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

With the 151st overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the LA Chargers select: John Simpson, G, Clemson

If the LA Chargers managed to get John Simpson in the early fifth-round of the 2020 NFL Draft then it would be an absolute steal for the team. This would be the perfect icing on the cake to a rebuilding offensive line that would be stout in 2020.

Right now, the Chargers appear to be okay in the interior of the offensive line. Trai Turner is going to start at right guard with Mike Pouncey starting at center if he is healthy (with Scott Quessenberry as a great backup option) and Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney competing for the left guard spot.

I am higher on Feeney and Lamp at left guard than most people, but the team still needs depth and would be getting that and more with Simpson.

Simpson is a big, imposing guard who is a fantastic power blocker and by shoring up some flaws in his footwork and hands, he could become a legitimate above-average starting guard in the NFL. He might not start in 2020 if all goes as planned, but his potential is through the roof and he would be the perfect plan B to what the Chargers currently have in the interior of the O-line.

With Wills and Simpson, the Chargers would be set at offensive line. No more additions would be needed and the hope is that the two draftees from 2020 could be anchors on the defensive line for years to come.

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