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Quarterly 2021 LA Chargers Mock Draft: Bolts get offensive line help

PALO ALTO, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Justin Herbert #10 and Penei Sewell #58 of the Oregon Ducks celebrate a touchdown pass during an NCAA Pac-12 college football game against the Stanford Cardinal on September 21, 2019 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)
PALO ALTO, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Justin Herbert #10 and Penei Sewell #58 of the Oregon Ducks celebrate a touchdown pass during an NCAA Pac-12 college football game against the Stanford Cardinal on September 21, 2019 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The eyes of many LA Chargers fans have turned to the 2021 NFL Draft.

Oh, how much four games can change things. We decided to do quarterly mock drafts for the 2021 NFL Draft and the last time we did this the LA Chargers still had a lot of hope for the 2020 season as we all expected the team to eventually get things right with their solid play.

They haven’t. Justin Herbert and the offense continues to shine but the Chargers have continued to lose games in heartbreaking fashion. Now, with a 2-6 record, it is safe to say that the Bolts’ playoff chances are completely gone.

Thus, the focus turns to the 2021 NFL Draft. Using FanSpeak’s On the Clock Mock Draft Simulator — along with Las Vegas’ odds for the 2021 NFL Draft order — here is version two of our quarterly mock draft.

With the eighth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the LA Chargers select Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

In this simulation, Penei Sewell fell to the eighth overall pick and that should be music to every Charger fans’ ears. The Bolts need offensive line help and Sewell would provide just that as the best offensive lineman in this draft.

Sewell is a legitimate NFL-level tackle that would instantly start on the team and be a huge boost. He is heads and shoulders above the other tackles in this draft class and for that reason the Bolts should absolutely take him if he is on the board.

Not only would he be an instant boost in terms of talent but he is also familiar with Justin Herbert as the two were teammates at the University of Oregon.

This would be a solid start to the 2021 NFL Draft. The Bolts should still select Sewell even if they end up getting a higher selection in the draft.

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