Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Redrafting the 2020 NFL Draft halfway through the season

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 11: Inside linebacker Patrick Queen #48 of the Baltimore Ravens returns a fumble by wide receiver Mike Thomas #80 of the Cincinnati Bengals for a fourth quarter touchdown at M&T Bank Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 11: Inside linebacker Patrick Queen #48 of the Baltimore Ravens returns a fumble by wide receiver Mike Thomas #80 of the Cincinnati Bengals for a fourth quarter touchdown at M&T Bank Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Fifth round: Michael Onwenu, OL

Michael Onwenu was actually selected just four picks before the LA Chargers’ sixth-round selection but quite frankly, the way that he has been playing, he was probably worth a first-round pick. Onwenu would be massive for the LA Chargers.

Ironically enough, the Patriots selected another Michigan player in the sixth round of the draft (remember that Tom Brady fella?) and the results are paying off yet again. Onwenu has been absolutely phenomenal for the Patriots thus far and has shown versatility as well.

Onwenu has played left guard, right guard and right tackle for the Patriots and has been great at all three positions. He has played 451 offensive snaps this season and has only allowed six pressures. Yes, six pressures in 451 snaps.

The Chargers’ offensive line depth has been tested this season and I cannot overstate the kind of impact a versatile offensive lineman that can play literally anywhere on the line would have.

This does mean that the Chargers would not take Joe Reed, which is a shame because I am personally a big Joe Reed fan. For the sake of the redraft, we are going to assume that Reed gets picked before the Chargers’ sixth-round pick as well.

While it would be sad to see Reed on another team, I would much rather have Onwenu in the powder blue than Reed, who is being under-utilized by the team as is.

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