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LA Chargers mock draft: Trading up after first wave of free agency

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 19: Jaycee Horn #1 of the South Carolina Gamecocks goes after a pass against C.J. McWilliams #12 of the Florida Gators during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 19: Jaycee Horn #1 of the South Carolina Gamecocks goes after a pass against C.J. McWilliams #12 of the Florida Gators during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 19, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports – LA Chargers mock draft

It has been a week since NFL teams could ‘legally tamper’ with free agents, which is essentially the start of NFL free agency. While some fans wanted more, the LA Chargers did fairly well for themselves in the first.

The biggest move that the team made was bringing in center Corey Linsley. Linsley was the best center in the league last season and the Chargers made him the highest-paid center in the league. That was not the only offensive line help the team got as well.

The Chargers also signed Matt Feiler, who let up fewer pressures playing right guard last season than Joe Thuney, who became the highest-paid guard of all-time. Oday Aboushi was also brought in, and while his ceiling may not be that high, he could wind up being one of the sneaky best signings of the offseason.

Telesco also managed to re-sign Michael Davis, Brandon Facyson and Ty Long, among others, and brought in tight end Jared Cook to replace Hunter Henry.

This first wave of free agency completely alters our LA Chargers mock drafts.

There are still more moves to be made and the Chargers have the salary-cap space to bring in one more moderate contract. It will not be something huge, but it should be something. 

While the signing could be a big gamechanger, we now have a good idea of what the LA Chargers may look to do in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Without further ado, here is my first LA Chargers mock draft after the first wave of free agency. Oh, and spoiler alert, there may or may not be a significant trade-up by the Bolts.

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