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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 Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

With the 187th pick, the LA Chargers select Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State

Jeremy Ruckert has a lot of potential to be a mutli-faceted tight end at the next level. The one concern with Ruckert is that he has not turned that potential into consistent production, as he only has 24 career receptions for 215 yards.

To be fair to Ruckert, Ohio State has only played six games this season and it has been the weirdest college football season in recent history. I like his potential more than his stat line suggetss.

Ruckert is an athletic pass-catcher with good hands who is also more a plus-blocker at the college level. He would be a great young tight end to bring in with Virgil Green likely leaving with the hopes of Hunter Henry re-signing.

With the 204th overall pick, the LA Chargers select LaBryan Ray, IDL, Alabama

The Chargers have been pretty poor against the run this season and could bolster the interior defensive line with depth. Damion Square will be a free agent after this season and Justin Jones a free agent after 2021. Never hurts to add young depth.

Ray is not the most versatile defensive tackle but he is a brute up front that projects to be a decent run defender at the NFL level, instantly helping the Bolts on running downs.

With the 230th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Austin Watkins, WR, UAB

Austin Watkins is the typical deep-ball threat that thrives in jump balls and has been great at the college level in making contested catches. He has the size to match the skill set as well, standing in at six-foot-three.

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Watkins is essentially Mike Williams-lite, which will limit his production in his rookie season if Williams is on the team. However, if Williams signs elsewhere after 2021, Watkins can slide in as a decent jump-ball threat.

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