Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: 2 of Justin Herbert’s Oregon teammates that could be drafted

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 19: Thomas Graham Jr. #4 celebrates with Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks after defeating the Washington Huskies 35-31 during their game at Husky Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 19: Thomas Graham Jr. #4 celebrates with Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks after defeating the Washington Huskies 35-31 during their game at Husky Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
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1. Jevon Holland, DB

Jevon Holland is the best player on this list but he is also the most unlikely because of where he would have to be drafted. Holland is most likely going to be a second-round pick in the draft and he should be on the board when the Chargers pick 45th overall.

The reason why he is unlikely is that the team has too big of holes at offensive line to pick a defensive back this early. The only instance in which I could see the team not picking an offensive lineman here is if they get a really good player in free agency or via trade and also select an offensive lineman in the first round.

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If that is the case, Holland could be an interesting prospect to take an extra look at. While he lined up at safety in the Ducks defense, he is someone who could realistically play all over the field. He has great coverage abilities, is a sure tackler and has good ball skills.

While Brandon Staley has completely changed the coaching staff, the Chargers have still valued versatile defenders in the draft before and this could be another situation of that being the case.

Holland could play two-high safety alongside Derwin James if Nasir Adderley fails to take that next step while also being someone who could provide snaps in the slot as well as on the outside against bigger-bodied receivers and receiving tight ends, like Travis Kelce.

Holland could wear multiple hats for this Chargers defense, which makes him very intriguing.

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