Chargers Mock Drafts

Bolts take Rashawn Slater in January 2021 LA Chargers mock draft

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 26: Daviyon Nixon #54 of the Iowa Hawkeyes is blocked by Rashawn Slater #70 of the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 26, 2019 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
EVANSTON, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 26: Daviyon Nixon #54 of the Iowa Hawkeyes is blocked by Rashawn Slater #70 of the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 26, 2019 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

With the 77th pick, the LA Chargers select…

. Interior Offensive Line. Josh Myers. 77. 812

The Chargers need to get some quality interior linemen here. If Slater is a guard or tackle, Myers can be slotted in perfectly at Center to replace Mike Pouncey/Dan Feeney. He’s very NFL ready right now, so I don’t think you’re looking at much of a developmental period.

So much to watch on the OSU offense for this year's draft class – they might have the best prospects at their positions playing next to each other in Josh Myers (C) and Wyatt Davis (RG)

This duo wears teams down in the run game pic.twitter.com/85V1omd3fH

— Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) December 15, 2020

The run game is where he shines but he can certainly block for Justin Herbert when he drops back. Shotgun formations tend to produce his best reps on film, whether it’s a run or pass. Myers is a really good finisher on every rep. Getting to the second level frequently is also very visible on his tape.

He’s the fifth or sixth best IOL in the class, but he’s without a doubt the best center.

With the 97th pick, the LA Chargers select…

901. . Safety. Tariq Thompson. 97

Thompson is a safety that could fit at a number of spots in the NFL. Nickel formations are probably what he’s best suited for at the pro level. Chris Harris Jr. has one year left on his deal with the Chargers, so drafting some good secondary depth is key. Casey Hayward isn’t getting younger either.

The most important thing for me is that he’s a quality tackler in the run game and has good ball skills. Basically, regardless of where you put Thompson, I don’t think he’ll be a liability. In his rookie year, he probably won’t be asked to do much, but he’s not developmental either. We’re talking about someone who’s a lot more sound in coverage than, say, Alohi Gilman.

1️⃣4️⃣ days until Mountain West ?No. 1️⃣4️⃣ for @SDSUFootball Tariq Thompson delivers our Countdown to Kickoff!#Win22 | #GoAztecs | #AtThePeak pic.twitter.com/lR7zNw6Oiv

— Mountain West (@MountainWest) August 10, 2019

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