Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Grading the 2020 NFL Draft after one season

Jan 3, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 3, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Seventh-round pick K.J. Hill: B

Should have drafted: N/A

K.J. Hill was easily the most overrated selection that the LA Chargers made in the 2020 draft. While it was a fantastic value selection even at the time, some were going too far and thinking that Hill would be Keenan Allen-lite working out of the slot for the Chargers.

He is not that and the chances of him being that are extremely slim. However, despite some drops in big moments, I liked what I saw out of Hill in his rookie season and I still think this is a good pick. There is not anyone else after Hill that the Chargers really missed out on.

Hill only had seven receptions for 73 yards but that is mostly because he hardly played. His best game of the year was against the Las Vegas Raiders in which he hauled in three receptions for 39 yards.

There were some positive signs as a punt returner as well, even though that was also a limited sample size. There is not a ton to go off of with Hill, but I definitely would not forget about him just yet.

Next. Chargers mock draft at 13th pick

The potential is there and he just needs his chance. Once he gets it, I think he will prove to be really solid value for a seventh-round pick.

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