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LA Chargers mock draft after falling to nine: Caleb Farley in the first round

MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 05: Caleb Farley #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies celebrates with teammates against the Miami Hurricanes during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 05: Caleb Farley #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies celebrates with teammates against the Miami Hurricanes during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

With the 110th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Drake Jackson, C, Kentucky

This is the second time that I have taken Drake Jackson in a mock draft, so you can tell that I really like him as a prospect. I think that Jackson is going to be a starting-caliber center right away in the NFL and that the positives in his game far outweigh the cons.

If Jackson was more versatile then he would absolutely be higher on the draft board. However, he projects to be a center-only prospect, which is fine for the Bolts, as the team needs a legitimate center to start building around.

Jackson is that prospect and alongside the other two picks and the veterans, I am hopeful that the Bolts’ offensive line would take a big step forward in 2021.

With the 149th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Monty Rice, LB, Georgia

The LA Chargers could be losing Denzel Perryman in the offseason and even if they can bring him back, with an extra sixth-round pick, I would like to see the Bolts take a linebacker at some point on day three.

Rice would be a solid pickup for the Chargers. He is the classic late-round linebacker prospect that does not have a high ceiling but has a relatively high floor.

He would be best used in coverage in passing downs and with Drue Tranquill and Kenneth Murray leading the way, the Chargers’ linebacker room could be great, especially after adding another linebacker that can play in coverage.

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