Chargers Draft

Breaking down Chargers top first-round prospects following Vegas win

Simon Brady
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: General manager Tom Telesco of the Los Angeles Chargers speaks to the media at the Indiana Convention Center on February 25, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Tom Telesco
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: General manager Tom Telesco of the Los Angeles Chargers speaks to the media at the Indiana Convention Center on February 25, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Tom Telesco
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(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Christian Darrisaw, Offensive Tackle, Virginia Tech

No, he’s probably not the generational talent and dream for the LA Chargers that Sewell is. But the second Hokie on the list has a top 15 projection and plays where the Chargers desperately need to address at tackle.

A laterally quick athlete for 6’5 314 lbs with a firm power behind him. The aforementioned brutal thrashing via the Patriots, whose mediocre to poor pass rush got to Herbert all day, really reiterated that this o-line is going to get the poor kid seriously hurt if they don’t address it.

Darrisaw has some room to grow in pass protection, but a potential young tackle filling out is just what the doctor ordered for young Hebert, even if it’s not the all-world Sewell.

Kyle Pitts, Tight End, Florida ‘

Come on, I couldn’t do this without some fun to top it off. With all of the LA Chargers’ needs that don’t include offensive weapons, most fans would understandably be frustrated with them going tight end in the top ten.

But, Hunter Henry is also a pending free agent, and the prospect of Herbert working with Allen, Austin Ekeler, Mike Williams, a rising Jaylen Guyton, and Kyle Pitts sounds like scary fully operable machinery.

At the end of the day, you have to take care of your franchise quarterback and provide all of the resources possible under the cap while he’s still on his rookie deal. And although that’ll mostly be done addressing the defense and offensive line, it’s a high flying league with so much scoring, you have to keep up.

The top tight end prospect can flex out and use his lengthy 6’5 frame and crisp route running to find tight open throwing lanes. Using his frame to create an outstanding catch radius for those surefire hands, Herbert would love to insert him into this offense.

Next. Team grades from the win over Vegas

He and soon-to-be NFL quarterback Kyle Trask have been one of the most dangerous duos in college football for two years now. His playmaking with Herbert’s cannon arm could be a sight to see.

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