With the 194th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Patrick Johnson, OLB, Tulane
At this point, I am just assuming that the Chargers are going to transition to a 3-4 defense. Yes, I am double-downing on the position and selecting Tulane’s Patrick Johnson.
Johnson is not a fantastic pass rusher and shows a lot to be desired in that aspect. However, he is very athletic, has showcased great football IQ and is a better option to drop into pass coverage. He would be a rotational OLB for the Bolts that comes in on passing downs to drop into coverage.
With the 202nd overall pick, the LA Chargers select Brenden Jaimes, OT, Nebraska
Brenden Jaimes is not someone to get overly excited about. He is not well-rounded enough to be a starting tackle in the NFL right away but he does have potential and with the right coaching he could blossom into a starting-level tackle.
Most importantly, though, Jaimes has spent snaps at both right tackle and left tackle. It is unclear if Sam Tevi is going to re-sign with the Bolts to be a swing tackle and Jaimes provides depth as a potential swing tackle option. Versatility is valuable.
With the 237th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Elijah Mitchell, RB, Louisiana
Running back is not a huge need for the LA Chargers but it is worth spending a seventh-round pick on. Justin Jackson cannot stay healthy, Joshua Kelley was not good in year one and Kalen Ballage is a free agent.
Elijah Mitchell is a small, shifty running back who could produce in both a running back rotation as well as in the passing game. It is a seventh-round pick, might as well take a skill position player.