Chargers Draft

The 2 prospects the LA Chargers should have taken in the third round

Jan 26, 2021; Mobile, Alabama, USA; National offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz of Wisconsin -Whitewater (71) gets set with National quarterback Ian Book of Notre Dame (12) in drills during National team practice during the 2021 Senior Bowl week. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 26, 2021; Mobile, Alabama, USA; National offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz of Wisconsin -Whitewater (71) gets set with National quarterback Ian Book of Notre Dame (12) in drills during National team practice during the 2021 Senior Bowl week. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

With the 77th overall pick, the LA Chargers could have selected Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame

It is clear that the LA Chargers were willing to take a tight end in the third round with the McKitty selection and I would have done it sooner. Tommy Tremble was still on the board at 77 and it would have been better value to get him instead of Palmer.

Perhaps the team liked McKitty more or perhaps they were hoping that Tremble fell to 97 and had McKitty as a backup plan. We will never truly know where the Chargers had Tremble on their board, but personally, I am more excited about him as a pro than McKitty.

Plus, I just do not see the value in taking a receiver in the third round this year. It does not really have anything to do with Palmer but the value of the selection. On paper, yes, Palmer could be the Mike Williams replacement if the Chargers part ways with him after this season.

My problem is there is so much receiver value every single year and the Charger just took two receivers last year. A third of the team’s picks were receivers last year and those receivers have not even gotten a chance to prove their worth.

So are they punting on Joe Reed being a deep-ball threat? Remember when everyone was talking about how he had zero drops in his college career on passes over 20 yards?

I don’t think I would have taken a receiver at all this year. Let the 2021 season play out with the solid receiving corps the team has, see what happens with Williams’ price in free agency and then draft one in the first three rounds if you have to next year.

There are great vertical threat receivers in every single draft and they could have gotten someone as good as Palmer next year. In my eyes, this is a two-year pick. I would have rather gotten the better tight end at 77 personally.

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