With the 159th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Trey Hill, G, Georgia
The LA Chargers get that interior offensive line depth in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, which is a fine place to get depth. As you may notice, though, the team still has not taken a tight end, which after Hunter Henry’s departure, is a far bigger need than taking a wide receiver in the first round.
The reason being is that there is no point to take any of the fifth-round tight end prospects. There is nobody that jumps off the page as being able to take over as a dual-threat tight end and the team might as well wait until later in the draft to get someone for depth. It would be bad value to reach for one in the fifth round to produce the same as a seventh-rounder.
Hill is a good depth prospect to get at this point in the draft. He is someone who could at least play both inside positions on the offensive line and could even be an emergency center if needed. The Chargers are not going to ask him to do too much, but as the worst member of the offensive line if someone gets hurt, Hill is not a terrible option.
Depth on the interior is very important for the LA Chargers. The team lost just about everyone on the interior and there is not guarantee that Aboushi can produce at the same level. Injuries will happen and guys will play below expectations. The team needs to prepare for that with the most depth possible and using the 2021 NFL Draft is how they prepare.