LA Chargers Mock Draft: Team goes all offense, trades back into first round

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(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

With the 112th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the LA Chargers select: Harrison Bryant, TE, Florida Atlantic

It might seem shocking to see the LA Chargers select a tight end this early in the draft but if we are going all-offense then I cannot pass on the Harrison Bryant in the fourth round. I am very high on Bryant as a mid-to-late round target for the Chargers and I really think he could be a sleeper in this year’s draft.

The Chargers need to address the tight end position at some point. While the team did sign XFL standout Donald Parham, they only have Hunter Henry locked down for one year on the franchise tag and Virgil Green has never been a reliable option in the passing attack.

Bryant is someone who could do it all as a tight end. He is a viable option in run-block schemes as well as a legitimate passing target. He won’t get many reps as a receiving tight end early on because of Hunter Henry, but he would be a great security blanket if Henry gets hurt or the team does not re-sign him.

Even if they do, the Chargers could have a dangerous duo of pass-catching tight ends with Bryant also being a serviceable blocker in two tight end sets.

Some would probably rather see a running back at this stage of the draft, but the talent pool for late-round running backs is deep and I’d rather see the team select Bryant here.