Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: A Justin Herbert-centric seven-round mock draft

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 06: Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on during warm ups before the game against the New England Patriots at SoFi Stadium on December 06, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 06: Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on during warm ups before the game against the New England Patriots at SoFi Stadium on December 06, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

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.

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