Chargers Mock Drafts

Final LA Chargers mock draft before the start of free agency

TALLAHASSEE, FL - SEPTEMBER 21: Cornerback Asante Samuel, Jr. #26 of the Florida State Seminoles warms up before the the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Doak Campbell Stadium on Bobby Bowden Field on September 21, 2019 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
TALLAHASSEE, FL - SEPTEMBER 21: Cornerback Asante Samuel, Jr. #26 of the Florida State Seminoles warms up before the the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Doak Campbell Stadium on Bobby Bowden Field on September 21, 2019 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

With the 13th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

There are several options that the team could explore with the 13th overall pick. Rashawn Slater, Samuel Cosmi, Alijah Vera-Tucker and Darrisaw could all be picked at 13, assuming the LA Chargers do the right thing and take an offensive lineman.

Slater was taken already in this mock, which was conducted with The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine. That left us with the choice of Cosmi, AVT or Darrisaw.

Bolt Beat’s own Steven Haglund loves AVT, even changing his Twitter profile picture and name to express his desire for the Chargers to select him. And while I also really like AVT as a prospect, I think I would go Darrisaw.

And ironically enough, it has more to do with the Chargers than the prospects. The ceiling is higher with AVT and his versatility to play both tackle and left guard is really enticing. However, I don’t trust the Chargers to handle that transition effectively with the history of them picking these prospects.

D.J. Fluker and Forrest Lamp are recent comparisons of tackles that the team converted to guard and the results were not what the team wanted. AVT is a better prospect than Fluker and Lamp were, but I still am wary about the Bolts picking him:

Instead, I think the Chargers would be better off taking the traditional, plug-in left tackle that can start and protect Justin Herbert’s blindside from day one.

I would be more than okay with AVT, as long as the Bolts don’t screw up his potential.

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