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 Chris Graythen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

Anyone that follows my work here at Bolt Beat knows that I am not too keen on the idea of taking a wide receiver early in the 2021 NFL Draft and that I think the best thing to do is simply to keep Mike Williams around for one more year and draft in 2022.

However, I would not be totally shocked if the team does decide to just cut ties with Williams to free up the $15 million in cap space and then turns to a wide receiver early in the draft. Personally, I would draft Myers over Olave any day of the week, but Olave is not a bad second-round backup plan.

That is if he gets into the second round. In most draft classes Olave would likely be a first-round selection but this class is so deep that he could slip into the second.

While I do not think it is the best plan, I have to admit that the idea of Olave working alongside Keenan Allen is really exciting. Olave is one of the best route-runners in the entire draft and has the elite separation ability that we have watched with Allen.

The Chargers would lose the vertical jump-ball dynamic that Mike Williams brings to the table but that could be replaced with the speed of Tyron Johnson and Jalen Guyton.

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