Chargers go offense with their top pick in early 2021 mock draft

The Los Angeles Chargers added a young left tackle in an early 2021 mock draft.

Now that the Los Angeles Chargers have invested a top-10 draft pick in quarterback Justin Herbert, they need to find players who will be the best at protecting their investment.

Herbert joins a Chargers team with an offensive line that allowed a total of 34 sacks in 2019 which was the seventh-fewest in the NFL. So Los Angeles’ group of blockers appear to be heading in the right direction, but there is always room for improvement.

This offseason, the Chargers were able to agree to terms with free-agent offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga. Formerly of the Green Bay Packers, Bulaga has spent most of his time lining up on the right side of the line. However, he does have the talent to play on the left side if needed.

Los Angeles Chargers add a young tackle in an early 2021 mock draft.

The 2021 NFL Draft is months and months away from taking place and it could potentially be delayed due to the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Still, it’s never too early to think about all of the talented prospects that could be available for Los Angeles to choose from next year.

Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski recently released a way-too-early 2021 mock draft and he has the Chargers using their first-round pick on current Stanford offensive tackle, Walker Little.

Little is entering his senior season as Stanford’s starting left tackle and he is currently listed at 6-foot-7 and 309 pounds. After making the All-Pac-12 First-Team as a sophomore in 2018, NFL scouts began to take notice of this young blocker who could potentially be their next franchise left tackle.

However, Little missed the majority of the 2019 season with a knee injury and it’s something that probably hurt his chances of being selected high in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Before his knee injury, he had the potential to be a top-five pick in 2021. If he can bounce back during the upcoming season with Stanford, the Chargers would likely be ecstatic he fell to them in next year’s draft.