Chargers Draft

LA Chargers net value, promise on Day 3 of 2021 NFL Draft

Defensive End Chris Rumph II #96 of the Duke Blue Devils (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
Defensive End Chris Rumph II #96 of the Duke Blue Devils (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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Brenden Jaimes #76 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)
Brenden Jaimes #76 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)

Round 5, Pick No. 159 Overall: LA Chargers select OL Brenden Jaimes

In the fifth round, the LA Chargers took Brenden Jaimes, an offensive lineman from Nebraska.

The Chargers announced Jaimes as a guard when selecting him, but Jaimes made 40 straight starts at tackle for the Cornhuskers. He started his career at right tackle before switching to the left side for the last three seasons of his career.

Jaimes has good technique, a strong anchor, good power and balance. He also has sufficient size and length to be an NFL tackle but does lack good mobility and athleticism, which is likely the reason why the Bolts announced him as a guard. Jaimes was also a Senior Bowl participant. With his experience at Nebraska and playing in the Senior Bowl, Jaimes was on general manager Tom Telesco’s radar, as he has now drafted nine Senior Bowl participants out of 15 draft picks over the last two seasons.

Jaimes will come in and compete for a starting guard spot with Oday Aboushi with the “loser” likely serving as a swing guard for the Chargers.

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