With the 114th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Drake Jackson, C, Kentucky
I feel so guilty making this selection as Drake Jackson has been part of all of my recent LA Chargers mock drafts and I am essentially re-hashing the same player over and over again but that is a testament to how much I like him and how willing I am to take him in the fourth round, regardless where the Chargers pick.
Jackson is not going to be a Pro Bowl-caliber player but he is a relatively talented and skilled player that is going to fall to day two because of his lack of versatility. He does have short arms and projects to be a center and a center only, which pigeonholes him and ruins his draft stock.
However, the Chargers need a center with the future of Dan Feeney unclear and drafting three offensive linemen in 2021 is the way to go if the team is really going to rebuild this line to protect Justin Herbert.
With the 153rd overall pick, the LA Chargers select Cory Durden, IDL, Florida State
The LA Chargers get more defensive line help via Cory Durden, who would help inject much-needed depth on the interior defensive line both in the case of more Jerry Tillery disappointment or some regression from the aging Linval Joseph.
The Chargers were not great against the run this season and Cory Durden is someone who can help that. Not the most overly skilled player, Durden is the perfect example of someone who can utilize his size and brute force to plug running lanes up the middle.
The six-foot-five, 315-pound interior defensive lineman would be an absolute pain to deal with.