Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Exciting offensive sleepers to pick in the seventh round

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 09: Gerrid Doaks #23 of the Cincinnati Bearcats runs the ball during the game against the Connecticut Huskies at Nippert Stadium on November 9, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 09: Gerrid Doaks #23 of the Cincinnati Bearcats runs the ball during the game against the Connecticut Huskies at Nippert Stadium on November 9, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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3. Trevon Grimes

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I personally am not someone who thinks the LA Chargers are going to draft a wide receiver at all in the 2021 NFL Draft. However, if the seventh round rolls around and Trevon Grimes is still on the board, then I would not complain if the Chargers selected him.

Grimes should be around a mid-sixth-round pick if all is right in the world. However, as we saw with K.J. Hill last year, receivers can fall in the draft and I still believe the Chargers mainly picked Hill because he fell so far.

Hill was projected to go as high as the fourth round last year. There is definitely the chance that Grimes falls to the seventh round.

The reason to pick Grimes over other potential receivers in the seventh round is because of what he offers to the team. Grimes is a big vertical threat, standing in at six-foot-four, who provides a very similar outlook to Mike Williams.

Williams is obviously better and more polished, but the Chargers could get Grimes in the door, have him learn for a season and then be a potential Williams replacement after 2021. He probably won’t be WR2 worthy, but he can at least give the Chargers that jump-ball vertical threat on the outside.

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Also, like Doaks, Grimes is a really good run blocker for a wideout. He could be on special teams in year 1 and could even find his way into playing some offensive snaps solely because of his blocking.

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