LA Chargers: Four potential draft needs for the Chargers in 2021

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(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

It is never too early to look towards the LA Chargers’ 2021 NFL Draft.

The LA Chargers are one of the most interesting teams heading out of the 2020 NFL Draft. Not only did they get their franchise quarterback and that alone creates new narratives, but the team shocked its fans by trading back into the first round to select Kenneth Murray.

For the most part, the Chargers filled every need that fans pinpointed heading into the draft. Sure, there were other areas of the roster that could have been addressed, such as left tackle, but the front office had their priorities set and drafted for the biggest needs.

It might feel way too soon to even think about the 2021 NFL Draft, but with so many Chargers hitting free agency after this year, it is best to prepare early.

Inspired from our FanSided sister site, The Viking Age, here are four early potential needs for the Chargers in the 2021 NFL Draft.

LA Chargers 2021 NFL Draft needs: Cornerback

Many expected the LA Chargers to select an outside cornerback to play alongside Casey Hayward and Chris Harris in 2020 but the team did not bite. The Chargers are seemingly trusting in Michael Davis this season, which actually might not be that bad of an idea.

Even if the Chargers’ secondary succeeds, there is a chance that the team could be looking to turn to youth early in the 2021 NFL Draft. Both Casey Hayward and Chris Harris are entering their age 31 season and even if they do not regress in 2020, that regression is not far away.

At some point, the Chargers are going to need to find a true CB1 replacement for Heyward. His production in the 2020 season will give us a better timeline of when that replacement needs to be brought in.