Chargers Draft

Chargers Draft: Tackle, corner or receiver? What recent history favors at 13

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - JANUARY 11: DeVonta Smith #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates his touchdown with Jaylen Waddle #17 during the second quarter of the College Football Playoff National Championship game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Hard Rock Stadium on January 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - JANUARY 11: DeVonta Smith #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates his touchdown with Jaylen Waddle #17 during the second quarter of the College Football Playoff National Championship game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Hard Rock Stadium on January 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Wide receivers taken 10-15 since 2010:

Busts: Corey Coleman

Man, talk about a bad pick. There is so much talent at the wide receiver position every single year and if you are taking a wideout this early then he better be a bonafide WR1. Instead, the Cleveland Browns drafted someone who was out of the league after three seasons.

Coleman bounced around from practice squad to practice squad and has not played since 2018. He finished his career with 61 catches for 789 yards.

Last year’s picks: Henry Ruggs, Jerry Jeudy

Jerry Jeudy was really good for the Denver Broncos last season despite the poor quarterback play from Drew Lock. He and Courtland Sutton are going to create one of the best wide receiving duos in the league over the next half-decade and he is certainly WR1-worthy. Good pick.

I am not as high on Henry Ruggs. The Raiders should not have picked Ruggs over Jeudy or even CeeDee Lamb, but they did and that feels like a move they will regret. He is a good receiver, don’t get me wrong, I just don’t see him being ever more than a vertical WR2 option, similar to Mike Williams but slightly worse.

Good careers: Michael Floyd, DeVante Parker

Michael Floyd’s career was short but he was really good when he was at the top of his game. From 2013 to 2015 he averaged 910 receiving yards and just over six touchdowns per season. The problem is that he dipped off significantly after that and was out of the league after 2018.

Not worth a top pick but he at least produced on his rookie contract.

DeVante Parker has spent six years in the league and is a solid player. I think he is the perfect example of someone who is a bit over-qualified to be a WR2 but is not quite a WR1. The Miami Dolphins’ offense would be at its best if they find a true WR1 next to Parker.

Pro bowlers: Odell Beckham Jr

Odell Beckham Jr is the only Pro Bowl wide receiver to be taken in picks 10-15 since 2010 and even his case is not that appealing. His rookie season is one of the greatest ever and he started his career with a bang but it has gone downhill.

The Browns noticeably got better when he got hurt last season and his lockerroom impact may not be worth the contract. He is an extremely talented receiver, but it does come with strings attached.

Next. Mock draft if the Chargers trade up for Penei Sewell

Overall, I think it is safe to say that the tackle position has the best resume of the three, but what do you think? Let us know in the comments down below.

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