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Why the LA Chargers should draft a kicker in the 2021 NFL Draft

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 17: Mike Badgley #4 of the Los Angeles Chargers misses a field goal against the Las Vegas Raiders during fourth quarter in the game at Allegiant Stadium on December 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 17: Mike Badgley #4 of the Los Angeles Chargers misses a field goal against the Las Vegas Raiders during fourth quarter in the game at Allegiant Stadium on December 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

3. The LA Chargers have a good kicker to target in the 2021 NFL Draft

It would not make sense for the LA Chargers to draft a kicker in the 2021 NFL Draft if there was not a great kicker to target. Luckily, there is someone who Charger fans could get very excited about in the draft in Jose Borregales.

Now, there is a chance that Borregales is picked earlier in the draft, and if so, it would probably kill the chances of the team taking a kicker. The Chargers should not reach for Borregales and should, at most, pick him in the sixth round.

There is a good chance that he falls with the reduced college football season and not as many NFL teams that are in desperate need of a kicker.

Borregales was lights out for Miami in 2020. He made 20 of his 22 attempts (91.9%) and did not miss a single extra-point, making all 37 that he attempted.

Even better, Borregales has a cannon of a leg. He made a 57-yarder for Miami this season and was 2-2 from 50+. He did not miss a single kick under 40 yards, either, with both of his misses coming from 40-49 yards.

Borregales missed a 43-yarder against Duke with the only other miss of the season being a blocked field goal. He had one true miss in 59 kicks.

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That 57-yarder would’ve been good from at least 60 yards as well… just saying.

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