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LA Chargers mock draft: Trading up for Penei Sewell if he falls to 7

Apr 20, 2019; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Penei Sewell (58) points the scoreboard after the Oregon spring game at Autzen Stadium. Mighty Oregon beat Fighting Ducks 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 20, 2019; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Penei Sewell (58) points the scoreboard after the Oregon spring game at Autzen Stadium. Mighty Oregon beat Fighting Ducks 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

With the 241st overall pick, the LA Chargers select Tony Poljan, TE, Virginia

Notre Dame’s Tommy Tremble has become very popular with LA Chargers fans but there is no way the team can take him if they trade up for Penei Sewell. While he should be available for the 77th overall selection, it would be roster malpractice to take Tremble and push off the need for a corner and edge rusher.

At that point, the Chargers should simply save a tight end selection until the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft. The team is going to need to add a new tight end next offseason when Jared Cook is a free agent but this at least adds depth to the tight end position to go four deep.

The biggest problem with the Chargers’ tight end room is the blocking ability. Cook is not a good blocker, Donald Parham is not a good blocker and Stephen Anderson is simply an okay blocker. Anderson being the team’s best (and only good) blocker is not a great outlook.

Poljan adds blocking depth. The six-foot-seven (the Chargers would have a massive tight end duo) is a blocking specialist tight end who can also be a red zone threat as well. He is not the most athletic and does not have the most diverse route tree but he is a capable blocker and can be a red zone threat simply by being a jump-ball touchdown option.

Poljan is not going to blossom into Hunter Henry’s replacement but it is unlikely that any pick after the fifth round is going to do so. The team might as well wait until the seventh round.

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