Chargers Draft

Quarterly 2021 LA Chargers Mock Draft: Bolts take pair of Buckeyes

PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 16: Shaun Wade #24 of the Ohio State Buckeyes intercepts a pass intended for Bo Melton #18 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the first quarter at SHI Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 16: Shaun Wade #24 of the Ohio State Buckeyes intercepts a pass intended for Bo Melton #18 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the first quarter at SHI Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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(Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

With the 44th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Josh Myers, C/G, Ohio State

The LA Chargers select a pair of Ohio State Buckeyes with their first two selections in the 2021 NFL Draft and they are two good selections for the team. While the consensus now might be that the team will take an offensive tackle, I do not think that will be the case.

The team will still have Bryan Bulaga under contract in 2021 and if Sam Tevi continues on his current progression then the team might not even need a tackle. A quartet of Bulaga, Tevi, Trey Pipkins and Storm Norton might not be all that bad.

Of course, if Tevi’s great start to this season winds up to be an illusion and Pipkins continues to not progression then that changes things. However, for now, the interior offensive line looks like a much bigger need.

Dan Feeney, Forrest Lamp and Mike Pouncey are all free agents after this season and I would bet on Feeney being the only one that is retained by the Bolts. Maybe they bring Lamp back for depth, but they definitely can improve.

Myers is Ohio State’s center and instantly could become the best interior offensive lineman on the Chargers, although he could move to left guard in order to keep the consistency with Feeney at center.

However, if the team wants to move Feeney to left guard or he leaves the team entirely then Myers is a perfect candidate to start at center.

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