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With the 182nd pick, the LA Chargers select Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State
I think (and hope) that the LA Chargers will re-sign Hunter Henry after this season. They have enough room to pay Henry and should do so for the sake of Herbert. However, they should still select a tight end in the draft, waiting until the sixth round to do so.
I really like this pick in the sixth round. Trey McBride has a limited route tree and is not going to be a big threat in the passing game. However, he is a solid blocker and will be fantastic both in heavy packages to run block as well as blocking in punt formations and kick returns.
With the 201st pick, the LA Chargers select T.J. Carter, CB, Memphis
There is nothing wrong with some depth and this is a really solid value selection, so I am fine with the Chargers double-dipping at cornerback if T.J. Carter is available with the 201st overall pick.
Carter has shown a lot of promising signs at Memphis. While he does not have a massively high ceiling, he does have a relatively high floor and even has history returning punts, something the Chargers could use.
I would be comfortable with Carter as the CB5/6 and since he is such a sure tackler he could even be a gunner on special teams.
With the 225th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Leon O’Neal Jr, S, Texas A&M
Leon has two things that you should look for with a seventh-round pick: NFL size and special teams ability. While it is not the sexiest pick, Neal would be a positive addition on special teams and would add depth to a secondary that has battled injuries.
Overall, I really like this potential draft class and if the LA Chargers traded down and made these 11 selections then I think it would be a step in the right direction to contending in 2021.