With the 203rd overall pick, the LA Chargers select Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan
The LA Chargers already selected a cornerback in this draft but take another one in the sixth round, which is needed for the depth of the position. Ambry Thomas is a really exciting pick here as he shows the skillset to be a solid cornerback at the NFL level as long as he can put on some muscle at the next level.
Thomas still has not fully developed into his frame and might not be much of a difference-maker in the first year or two but he could really progress into a good coverage corner. He has the speed and coverage abilities to get a tangible number of snaps in the NFL.
He opted out of the 2020 season so perhaps he already put on more muscle and if he would have played this year I think he would have been a fourth-round pick. Instead, the Chargers get great value in the sixth round.
With the 233rd overall pick, the LA Chargers select Khalil Herbert, RB, Virginia Tech
Wouldn’t this be something? Justin Herbert handing off to Khalil Herbert is a marketing opportunity and a half. Plus, Justin’s jersey will go from Herbert number 10 to J. Herbert number 10. That means more jersey sales.
In reality, Khalil Herbert would add depth to the running back room that will naturally be needed both with injuries and if Joshua Kelley continues to struggle. Herbert is nowhere close to an every-down back, however, he could be a Darren Sproles/Tarik Cohen-type running back.
Don’t expect him to be as good as Sproles, but his role in the offense would be very similar as a receiving back.