The LA Chargers‘ focus thus far this offseason has been making Justin Herbert’s life easier, and rightfully so. Herbert is the young franchise quarterback, the backbone of this team, and getting him actual protection and as many weapons as possible is going to make his jump from year one to year two even more significant.
The Chargers are undoubtedly going to continue this M-O in the 2021 NFL Draft by selecting a starting left tackle. There is nobody on the roster that anyone should feel comfortable about starting on the left side. The team needs to take a tackle in the draft.
There also is the possibility of the Chargers taking a receiver. While the team has Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, the rest of the receivers on the roster failed to get great separation at times last season.
Williams is also a free agent after the year, so perhaps the Chargers may look for his replacement in this draft to learn from him and take over the reins in 2022.
One thing is for certain, though: the LA Chargers should not draft a wide receiver in the first round. There are simply too many roster needs to use an early pick on a receiver when it is not a dire need at the moment. In fact, the Bolts should stay away from picking a receiver in round two as well.
That leaves rounds 3-7 for the LA Chargers to pick a wide receiver.
Personally, I do not think the Chargers are going to draft receiver at all in the 2021 NFL Draft. But I have been wrong plenty of times in the past and Tom Telesco does love his skill-position players.
Here is one receiver from each round that the LA Chargers could be getting excited about. Of course, the deeper we go in the draft the less talented these receivers become.