With the 199th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Grant Stuard, LB, Houston
The LA Chargers have a really good outlook at inside linebacker with Kenneth Murray and Drue Tranquill starting and Kyzir White providing depth. However, with the likely loss of Denzel Perryman, the Chargers should look to add depth.
That is what they get with Grant Stuard, who will be limited in the NFL due to his pass coverage holes. However, Stuard is the traditional hard-nosed inside linebacker that loves to punish people and can be extremely useful in goal-line situations.
More importantly, Stuard was a standout on special teams at Houston and would instantly get a significant number of snaps there for the Bolts.
With the 207th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Jose Borregales, K, Florida State
Yep. With the sixth-round pick that the Chargers received for Desmond King, we are going with a kicker. The Draft Network actually does not have kickers in the Mock Draft Machine, so we just have to hope that Borregales will be available (he will be).
Borregales was great for the Florida State Seminoles this season and gives Michael Badgley much-needed competition. Borregales made 20-22 field goals, 37-37 extra points and made a 57-yarder. In fact, Borregales was 2-2 from 50+ while not missing a single kick within 40 yards.
With so many picks in this mock draft, why not take a kicker? The impact could be massive.
With the 235th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Elijah Mitchell, RB, Louisville
The LA Chargers should take a running back in the 2021 NFL Draft and should do so in the seventh-round. The team still has Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley in the running back room but there are question marks.
Jackson cannot stay healthy and is in the last year of his contract and Kelley was outright terrible last season. Adding a fourth running back to the roster for depth purposes, as well as a transitional player if Jackson leaves, is ideal.
Mitchell is a dual-threat running back that would fit great in a running back by committee. He is more like Ekeler than the other two backs (not saying he will be Ekeler), providing a different outlook than Kelley and Jackson off the bench.