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 Ralph Freso/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

1. Wyatt Davis, G, Ohio State

If I had to pick anyone for the LA Chargers to draft with the 13th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft it would be Ohio State guard, Wyatt Davis. Davis is the best interior offensive lineman in the draft (and I do not think it is that close) and would be exactly the first-round selection the Chargers need to start building up this offensive line.

Davis is not a Quenton Nelson-level of prospect but he is someone who would instantly be an impact starter at the next level and could be a multiple-time Pro Bowler. He would be a presence in the interior that the Chargers have not had since the Kris Dielman days.

If we are being picky the one hurdle that the Chargers would have to address is the fact that he is a natural right guard and the team has a right guard in Trai Turner, but that is an easy fix. Turner is already a candidate to be cut but even if he isn’t, you favor the young prospect every single time and move Turner to the other side.

It would be enticing to land Davis in the first round and then Myers in the second round, shoring up the interior of the offensive line in two picks with two prospects who are familiar with each other and have performed at a very high level together.

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I know that paying attention to offensive linemen is not the most exciting thing in the world, but just watch how Davis fares against this Alabama defensive line to see why I am so excited about him as a prospect.

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