LA Chargers mock draft: Trading up for Penei Sewell if he falls to 7
With the 185th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Tommy Kraemer, G, Notre Dame
Tom Telesco makes his annual Notre Dame pick in the sixth round this year with guard Tommy Kraemer. I know it is not the most exciting pick but I see far more value in the team getting offensive line depth at this point in the draft rather than another receiver.
What new are the LA Chargers going to add at receiver this late in the draft? They already have two late-round draft picks that they took last year in Joe Reed and K.J. Hill that did not play much last season. There is no point in adding to that.
Instead, the Bolts get some interior offensive line depth, which is needed. Kraemer is the best available guard at this point and the Chargers go with him.
With the 198th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Tony Field, LB, West Virginia
Denzel Perryman is gone and the Chargers have to replace him on the depth chart. Linebacker is not a big enough need to spend early draft capital on so the team instead drafts a developmental inside linebacker in the sixth round.
Fields is going to be a solid special teams player right away in the NFL. He may not ever be anything more than a rotational linebacker, but that immediate special teams impact and future linebacker depth are worth the pick alone.