With the 37th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan
You cannot have a Justin Herbert-centric draft without bolstering the offensive line and that is exactly what the LA Chargers do with their second-round selection.
Mayfield would instantly be a starter on the LA Chargers’ offensive line and would ideally start at left tackle with a healthy Bryan Bulaga on the right side. This would allow the team to re-sign Sam Tevi to be the swing tackle to avoid trusting too much in Trey Pipkins, which has hurt the team this season.
The tackle class is not as loaded this year as last year (outside of Penei Sewell) and getting Mayfield in the second round would still be great for the Bolts.
With the 43rd overall pick, the LA Chargers select Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma
The second round of this mock draft is dedicated to drafting offensive lineman. Here, the LA Chargers get their starting center for next season in Creed Humphrey.
Dan Feeney and Forrest Lamp are free agents after this season and in a perfect world they would bring back both guys for depth purposes. At the end of the day, though, I don’t think both should be starting on this offensive line, especially Feeney.
Humphrey can play anywhere on the inside but he naturally will slide right in as the team’s (hopefully) long-term center moving forward.