Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Mock Draft with Tua Tagovailoa falling to pick 6

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 07: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to pass against the New Mexico State Aggies in the first half at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 07, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 07: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to pass against the New Mexico State Aggies in the first half at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 07, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Round 5, Pick 151: WR Devin Duvernay, Texas

The Chargers have a couple of absolute studs at wideout in Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Allen has been one of the very best in the NFL over the past few years and is a very polished route-runner. Mike Williams, over the last 2 years, showed why he was taken so highly in the 2017 draft.

He is a massive target that will jump over you to high-point the ball and can make some absolutely insane catches. All of this being said, though, neither of them really have breakaway speed. The team has been in need of a legitimate speed threat for some time, and Duvernay could easily fit that role.

Recently released Travis Benjamin was supposed to fill this role, but other than a couple of clutch catches and one punt return for a touchdown, his time with the Chargers was more than forgettable. If the Bolts could find a way to acquire a player like Duvernay, this offense could be running like a well-oiled machine for whoever it is playing quarterback this year.

The former Longhorn displays explosive speed -and get this- has very reliable hands. He is also very physical after the catch and can use his lower center of gravity to run through weaker tackles. His biggest issue, on the other hand, is he is not a great route-runner. With him being the third or fourth option he can learn some tricks of the trade from Allen.

I see this selection as a low-risk, high-reward selection for LA. If he continues to struggle with his routes, he can still be used as a legitimate deep threat.

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