Chargers Draft

Why the LA Chargers might not draft a receiver at all in 2021 NFL Draft

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 03: Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 03: Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
facebooktwitterreddit
1 of 4
LA Chargers
LA Chargers

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers head into the 2021 NFL Draft with less speculation than last year. Last year, the team had to make the big decision of picking their next franchise quarterback, and while Justin Herbert fell into their lap, they ended up with the best quarterback of the bunch.

This offseason is now about making Herbert’s life as easy as possible and turning the corner under new head coach Brandon Staley. The Chargers have the foundation to be a Super Bowl contender, now they just have to properly, and quickly, build on it.

A key part of that building process is the 2021 NFL Draft. If the Chargers nail this draft, they very well could be playing in a Super Bowl in the next 3-4 years.

One position that is getting a lot of attention (as it always does) is the wide receiver position. Some fans want to see the Bolts draft a receiver in the first round and land Jaylen Waddle. Some are eyeballing potential mid-round sleepers, and rightfully so.

However, I think we are overlooking the possibility of the LA Chargers not taking any wide receivers at all in the 2021 NFL Draft. I know it might not be the most popular thing to do, but there absolutely is a case to be made for the Chargers to standpat at receiver, at least as far as the draft is concerned.

Here are three reasons why the LA Chargers might not draft a receiver in the 2021 NFL Draft

facebooktwitterreddit