Chargers Draft

4 mistakes the LA Chargers must avoid making in the 2021 NFL Draft

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Tom Telesco general manager of the Los Angeles Chargers is seen at the 2019 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Tom Telesco general manager of the Los Angeles Chargers is seen at the 2019 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

4. The LA Chargers taking only one member of the secondary

You already know that cornerback is an area of need for the LA Chargers and that is a guarantee that the team will draft one early in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Bolts should not stop there, though, as this is a secondary that needs a lot of help next season and beyond.

First of all, there are multiple holes that the Chargers have to fill for this upcoming season. As previously mentioned, the Bolts do not have a second outside corner if they plan on playing Chris Harris in the slot.

Not only that, but the team has a new hole at the safety position with Rayshawn Jenkins signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Derwin James being healthy certainly helps, but Nasir Adderley has struggled and the team has virtually no safety depth with Alohi Gilman being the only depth option.

It goes beyond just the immediate needs. The Chargers also have to prepare for the future and should probably be drafting a slot cornerback late in the draft as well. Use that extra pick that the team acquired for Desmond King to ironically draft a new slot corner.

Chris Harris is not getting any younger and he could regress a lot in 2021, especially considering he has already shown the warning signs. Not only could he regress in 2021, but his contract is up after the season.

It will be much better to get youth in the building and groom them to take over the starting role rather than spending even more early draft capital next year. Draft an outside corner, draft a safety, draft a slot corner and even draft a versatile secondary player that can help on special teams as well.

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With nine picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, it would be foolish if the LA Chargers only drafted one new member of the secondary and you could easily make the case for them drafting 3-4.

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