LA Chargers quarterly mock draft: Bolts trade back, have 11 total picks

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With the 36th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Trey Smith, G, Tennesee

Yep, we are going with another offensive lineman here. When I said that the LA Chargers needed offensive line help I meant it and I absolutely would commit to spending the first two picks in 2021 on offensive line help.

Smith was the best guard available in this simulation and he would be a welcomed addition to the LA Chargers. Smith is a massive guard that has been an absolute bruiser at the collegiate level.

With the right NFL conditioning and coaching Smith can really blossom into a well-above-average blocker in both the run game and the passing game. He has no major holes in this game and has huge potential.

With the 40th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State

Melvin Ingram is done for the season and is likely done being a Charger. At this point in his career, it makes more sense for the Chargers to draft a complementary edge rusher to Joey Bosa rather than spending the salary cap space on it.

Jayson Oweh is a very intriguing prospect as he is extremely athletic and has NFL size and speed already. There are some technique holes in his game that need to be addressed if he is going to be an every-down edge rusher but that is not what the team needs right away.

Oweh is a perfect prospect to pair with Uchenna Nwosu on the right side of the defensive line with Nwosu handling more early running downs, allowing Oweh to blossom in pass-rush situations.