Chargers Draft

LA Chargers draft: 1 receiver to be excited about from rounds 3-7

STILLWATER, OK - NOVEMBER 28: Wide receiver Tylan Wallace #2 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys reaches back to catch a 40-yard pass against defensive back DaMarcus Fields #23 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders to set up a touchdown from the seven yard line in the second quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium on November 28, 2020 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. OSU won 50-44. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
STILLWATER, OK - NOVEMBER 28: Wide receiver Tylan Wallace #2 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys reaches back to catch a 40-yard pass against defensive back DaMarcus Fields #23 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders to set up a touchdown from the seven yard line in the second quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium on November 28, 2020 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. OSU won 50-44. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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(Photo by David Madison/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by David Madison/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

LA Chargers’ fourth-round receiver: Simi Fehoko

If the LA Chargers want to go with someone with size that can replace Williams then perhaps they wait until the fourth round and take Stanford’s Simi Fehoko. Fehoko has Williams’ size, standing it at six-four, and has the potential to blossom into a better player in the NFL than he was in college.

That is not to say that Fehoko was a bad receiver at the collegiate level at all. There are some things in his technique that are raw but his athleticism is very easy to get excited about. Fehoko is a vertical threat with great speed. He ran a 4.37-second 40-yard dash.

What is also exciting about Fehoko is that he is declaring for the NFL Draft a year early. Typically we see receivers that fall into these mid-rounds blossom in their senior seasons and really raise their draft stock. Fehoko could get a year head start with the LA Chargers, hopefully blossoming enough to replace Williams as a deep-threat option for the 2022 season.

He is not going to be the receiver that Williams currently is right out of the gate but he can at least provide something similar for the offense.

Fehoko caught 37 passes for 574 yards and three touchdowns in six games last season.

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1️⃣6️⃣ receptions2️⃣3️⃣0️⃣ yards3️⃣ touchdowns#GoStanford | @Simi_Fehoko

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