With the 77th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Benjamin St-Juste, CB, Minnesota
The best remaining corner that also fits the LA Chargers’ scheme is Minnesota’s Benjamin St-Juste. St-Juste is a solid cornerback but there is a reason why he is a third-round prospect and he is far from the best option to be the team’s second outside corner.
For a team that does not have such a glaring hole and is merely adding depth, St-Juste would be a solid selection. He is not that great of a pick to be a team’s CB2 on the outside, which is what the Chargers need.
The Bolts miss out on the exciting mid-round prospects that are more capable of starting right away. Paulson Adebo, Tyson Campbell and Ifeatu Melinfonwu are all off the board. The Chargers could have picked Asante Samuel Jr in the second round, but then that would have pushed off tackle even further.
With the 97th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Jordan Smith, EDGE, UAB
Jordan Smith is a decent edge-rushing prospect and I would be fine with him on the LA Chargers. Either way, this is the earliest that the Chargers are likely going to pick a rotational edge rusher.
However, it is important to note that the team missed out on tight end Tommy Tremble. Tremble went in between the 77th and 97th pick and the Chargers could not justify picking him 77th without first picking an outside corner.
The Chargers missed out on the potential future tight end because they went with a receiver at 13, and there are more needs that are being pushed off as well.