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

CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Defensive end Joey Bosa #99 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his sack with defensive end Melvin Ingram #54 in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Defensive end Joey Bosa #99 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his sack with defensive end Melvin Ingram #54 in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Harry Aaron/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Harry Aaron/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

LA Chargers 2021 NFL Draft needs: Tight end

The LA Chargers have a pretty solid tight end group right now. They have one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the league in Hunter Henry, a solid veteran backup who is a good run-blocker in Virgil Green and a really exciting prospect from the XFL in Donald Parham.

Parham is the biggest wild card as if he plays as well as he did in the XFL, then the Chargers likely would just need a depth tight end if Hunter Henry leaves this offseason. That is a big if, but with his size and athleticism, it would not be shocking.

Plus, the Chargers are all-too-familiar with tight ends overachieving on the team.

This year is a big year for Henry as he is playing on the franchise tag and can up his worth significantly if he continues to produce and stays healthy on the field. If Henry can put together a season in which he plays at least 14 games, then the Chargers should be willing to pay him.

However, if he takes a step back in the new offensive scheme, cannot stay healthy and on the field or leaves in free agency then the Chargers are going to have a gaping hole at tight end, whether it is depth behind Parham (if he breaks out) or whether it is needing a legitimate starting tight end.

Green is a free agent after the season as well, so even if Henry returns, chances are the Chargers are going to look to bring in some sort of cheap tight end depth next offseason.

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