LA Chargers 2020 NFL Draft value rankings: 1. K.J. Hill
The most valuable selection that the LA Chargers made in the 2020 NFL Draft was the last selection that they made. With the 220th overall pick in the draft, the Chargers selected wide receiver K.J. Hill in what has to be regarded as the best pick in the draft.
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This is not to say that Hill is the most talented player that the Chargers drafted but is an elite deep target at the next level and was one of the best slot receivers in all of college football last season.
That is all the Chargers really needed. This allows Keenan Allen to remain in the slot in certain packages but also play out wide more with Hill on the field, making the Chargers’ passing attack even more deadly than it already is.
Hill was projected to be a fourth-round pick heading into the draft and if the Chargers would have drafted him instead of Joshua Kelley then I do not think anyone would have batted an eye. In any other draft class, that is not loaded at receiver, you could make the case for Hill being as high as a third-round target.
While Reed is a great addition for his versatility, special teams impact and gadget play capabilities, Hill is a great addition as he could be the team’s primary slot receiver in 2020 and excel at it for a rookie.
That is extraordinary value for a seventh-round selection, and if it pans out, it may just be the best value pick of the entire 2020 NFL Draft.