Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: A realistic doomsday scenario for the first three rounds

CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 10: Dyami Brown #2 of North Carolina celebrates after a touchdown during a game between Virginia Tech and North Carolina at Kenan Memorial Stadium on October 10, 2020 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 10: Dyami Brown #2 of North Carolina celebrates after a touchdown during a game between Virginia Tech and North Carolina at Kenan Memorial Stadium on October 10, 2020 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. The top tackle prospects are gone and the LA Chargers fall in love with a receiver

The main issue with the LA Chargers passing on a tackle in the first round is that the crop of tackles will seriously dwindle by the time they pick again in the second round. There is a chance that they get one of the top prospects, but in reality, the Chargers might be left with a choice of the second tier of tackles.

Those tackles could be fine but there is an obvious drop-off once you get past the likes of Liam Eichenberg and Dillon Radunz. Jackson Carman and Alex Leatherwood just are not that exciting and are not as much of a sure thing as someone like Christian Darrisaw or Teven Jenkins.

If that is the case and the Chargers do not love the value of the tackles in the second round then they could go elsewhere. What is really worrisome is if the team follows its board to a tee and takes a wide receiver that it really loves over anything else.

This could be anyone, but it could be someone such as Dyami Brown. Brown is expected to go in the late-first, early-second but he has received high praise from several draft analysts and is the perfect vertical threat to replace Mike Williams after this season.

In his last 23 games, Brown has 2,133 receiving yards, 20 touchdowns and is averaging over 20 yards per reception. He is also versatile and can play out wide as well as the slot if need be.

I really like Brown as a prospect and think that he could be the classic late-first, second-round guy who ends up better than the top receivers (Justin Jefferson). But to pick that over every other need after taking Caleb Farley in round one? Ouch.

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