LA Chargers mock draft: Trading up after first wave of free agency
With the 241st overall pick, the LA Chargers select Tony Poljan, TE, Virginia
I know that Chargers fans really want to see Tommy Tremble in the powder blue, I just do not think it is going to happen. Even if the Chargers do not trade up in the draft they have three needs that need to be addressed before tight end: left tackle, edge rusher and cornerback.
Maybe that changes with one more free agency signing later in the offseason but as of now, that is the top three needs for the Bolts. I don’t see Tremble falling to 97. If he does then the team should absolutely take him. If not, it is not worth taking a tight end until this late in the draft.
Because at that point the options that are left are merely developmental tight ends that do not show that much potential. There is no Harrison Bryant, who I really wanted to see the Chargers take last year, in this draft class, in my opinion.
Thus, wait until the seventh round and take Tony Poljan. Poljan was included in my offensive sleepers article that will be linked below and he is exactly what the Chargers need this late in the draft.
Not only would he tower over defenses alongside Donald Parham but Poljan is a really solid blocker. The Chargers do not really have any great blocking tight ends and having Poljan and Stephen Anderson is not a terrible outlook.
The need for a tight end resets to next year and with more roster holes filled with young talent, the team would be able to afford a tight end in round one or two to be the guy.
This mock draft was conducted using The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine.