The LA Chargers 2020 season is over and the team officially picks 13th in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The LA Chargers finished the 2020 season on a positive note as they rattled off four wins in a row to move their record to 7-9. While it was good to get Justin Herbert some wins, it also hurt the Chargers’ draft stock. The Bolts went from the fourth overall pick to the 13th overall pick in a span of four weeks.
Now that their position is all-but final (assuming there are no trades, of course) we can start rattling off our Chargers mock drafts knowing exactly where the Bolts will pick. Before, we were toying with mock drafts based on where the Chargers were located in any given week.
The main focus is currently on the team’s head coaching search but that new head coach is going to have to make all the right selections alongside Tom Telesco in the 2021 NFL Draft. Here is our latest go at it, using The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine.
With the 13th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Wyatt Davis, IOL, Ohio State
Wyatt Davis is perhaps the biggest positive mover on draft boards heading into the 2021 NFL Draft as he has had a fantastic season with the Ohio State Buckeyes. He is the best interior offensive lineman in the draft and is one that would instantly boost the Chargers’ line and give Justin Herbert some much-needed protection.
Davis has all the tools to succeed — the fundamentals, the physicality, the versatility. Ideally, he would start at right guard (his natural position) with the Bolts either trying the veteran Trai Turner at left guard or outright releasing him to save cap space (definitely a possibility).
Either way, the Chargers have not spent a first-round pick on an offensive lineman since 2013 and this would be a great way to reverse the trend.