With the 186th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the LA Chargers select: Keith Ismael, IOL, San Diego State
Keith Ismael would be a great selection for the LA Chargers this late in the draft. He is someone who showed blocking prowess at San Diego State that instantly should be a serviceable backup guard or center with starting potential.
The Chargers need more depth in the interior offensive line. Trai Turner is solid but there are questions around Mike Pouncey’s health and the position battle at left guard between Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney cannot be fully trusted.
Ismael gives the team a reliable backup option that would be able to hold his own in the NFL early on if his number is called. It is not the flashiest pick, but it is one that presents a great value.
With the 220th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the LA Chargers select: Khaleke Hudson, LB, Michigan
Khaleke Hudson began his collegiate career as a safety but made the transition to linebacker and does not necessarily fit the NFL mold for a starting linebacker. He does not have the size nor speed to reach that next level, but he does show good fundamentals.
Hudson would simply be a depth “break in case of emergency” linebacker, which is all you really can expect out of a seventh-round pick.
That is not the main reason why the Chargers would be drafting him, though, as they would be drafting him on his special teams’ potential. He was a great punt blocker in college and could become a key difference-maker on the punt and kickoff team.
He blocked five total punts in his collegiate career and was a consistent presence on Michigan’s special teams unit.