Chargers Draft

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

AUSTIN, TEXAS - OCTOBER 03: Samuel Cosmi #52 of the Texas Longhorns takes the field in the fourth quarter against the TCU Horned Frogs at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 03, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TEXAS - OCTOBER 03: Samuel Cosmi #52 of the Texas Longhorns takes the field in the fourth quarter against the TCU Horned Frogs at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 03, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

With the 105h overall pick, the LA Chargers select Charles Snowden, LB, Virginia

Denzel Perryman is going to be a free agent after the 2020 season and I would be shocked if the team brings him back. However, that is why they drafted Kenneth Murray and Charger fans should be hopeful in Murray’s progression, even with his struggles in pass coverage.

The Chargers need to draft a linebacker with pass coverage skills and that is what they get in Charles Snowden. Again (and this is a trend), Snowden is massive, standing in at six-seven with an extremely long frame.

He is not going to be a massive impact player in run defense right away as he has to fill into his body. However, because of his size, length athleticism and football IQ, he should be a nice complementary linebacker to add to this team to play in passing downs.

With the 109th pick, the LA Chargers select Drake Jackson, C, Kentucky

This might be my favorite value selection in the draft. Drake Jackson is a beast but because he profiles to be just a center he is falling on most NFL Draft big boards. Jackson is capable of starting at center in Week 1 for the Chargers and would be the fourth and final offensive lineman selected to complete the offensive line overhaul.

With the 144th pick, the LA Chargers select Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson

This might be a controversial pick as Justyn Ross has not played at all this season because of injuries but it is a weird college football season anyway and I think this is a great value pick.

While Mike Williams is solid, I do not think the LA Chargers will (nor should, really) give Williams a big contract after his rookie option expires after the 2021 season. Instead of waiting until there is a hole, the Chargers should start adding depth to the receiver position in 2021.

Ross might not play all that much because he profiles very similarly to Williams but he is someone who would give the team a security option after Williams’ contract expires. He could get some playing time if Williams gets hurt or even on the outside when Keenan Allen lines up in the slot.

The Chargers may seem deep at receiver with Joe Reed, K.J. Hill and more but they need someone who could legitimately step up and be the WR2. They do not have that. Ross has the potential to step up into that role.

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