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)
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(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. The wide receiver position is not as desolate for the LA Chargers as some think

There seems to be this idea that the LA Chargers desperately need receiver help in 2021 and that just is not the case. Let’s not forget that one year ago we were touting this exact same offense as the best weapons that Tyrod Taylor would ever have.

The Chargers actually have a really solid receiving corps, one that is much better than most teams. They have a bonafide number one in Keenan Allen and one of the best X receivers in the league in Mike Williams, who despite his contract, will most likely stay in LA with the cap being higher than expected.

It does not stop there, though. Tyron Johnson showed really promising signs as a WR3 and developed a great chemistry with Justin Herbert. Jalen Guyton had the case of the drops but as a speedster WR4, he is not a terrible option.

Then you have last year’s draft picks in Joe Reed and K.J. Hill, who have not even gotten a chance to really play all that much, rounding out the depth.

The Chargers drafted late-round receivers last year. Is adding another late-round receiver to the mix this year really going to change anything? They will just be in the same position that Reed and Hill are currently in. We were all hyping up Reed and Hill after they were drafted, now we are just going to act like they are terrible depth options?

Adding another late-round pick does nothing at all for this receiving corps. Adding an early pick would, but because of all of the other team needs, that is probably not going to happen.

Personally, I just don’t see the point in drafting another late-round receiver after taking two last year that did not even get much of a chance to play because of the depth at the position. But, if that is not enough of a reason, there is one more compelling reason.

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