Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: 5 draft targets to watch in the National Championship

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 01: Chris Olave #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scores a touchdown against Derion Kendrick #1 of the Clemson Tigers in the third quarter during the College Football Playoff semifinal game at the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 01: Chris Olave #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scores a touchdown against Derion Kendrick #1 of the Clemson Tigers in the third quarter during the College Football Playoff semifinal game at the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

3. Josh Myers, G, Ohio State

I would consider Josh Myers to be a dream second-round selection for the LA Chargers. If Myers somehow slips to the second round and is available when the Chargers pick 45th then I think it is a no-brainer that the Bolts should take him.

Myers does rank 39th on The Draft Network’s Big Board, so it definitely is possible that some teams go after skill position players and leave Myers to fall to the Bolts at 45.

Myers has been an anchor in the middle of the Buckeyes’ offensive line and projects to be a starting-caliber NFL center right away. This is huge for the Chargers as they do not really have a long-term outlook at the center position right now.

Mike Pouncey is all-but gone and Dan Feeney has been serving as the center but has not been particularly great. He is also a free agent this year.

The team is not going to find an impact center in free agency so the best thing to turn to is the draft and Myers is someone who the team can trust to be the starting center for years to come.

He has shown proficiency in blocking for Justin Fields in the Ohio State passing attack and has a relatively high floor to be confident in.

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