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 Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

With the 186th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the LA Chargers select: Evan Weaver, LB, Cal

The idea of the LA Chargers selecting Isaiah Simmons or Patrick Queen is very intriguing but with the team going tackle in the first round and Queen not being available in the second, they get their linebacker help in the sixth round via Evan Weaver.

Weaver is not a freak athlete that is going to turn any heads and make this a significantly better defense. In fact, at the NFL-level, he is just an average-level athlete that is not going to have the same success at the collegiate level.

However, he has a fantastic motor and could absolutely be a rotational backer that comes in during running downs. He does not have a high ceiling, but with his motor, he has a much higher floor than most sixth-round picks.

With the 220th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the LA Charger select: Freddie Swain, WR, Florida

The LA Chargers add more depth to the receiving corps with this selection, although it might not be impactful. The reason to select Freddie Swain over the other receivers that were available is that Swain has the size and speed to be dangerous in the NFL if he can work on his route running and hands.

Yes, those are two very important things, but he has the size and athleticism that you cannot teach and with a focused improvement in route running, Swain has the ceiling of being a productive WR3.

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Right away, if he buys into what the Chargers want him to do and can make noticeable improvements at the next level, he is a capable WR4 with special teams potential.

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