7-round Chargers mock draft following free agency moves

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With the 125th pick, the LA Chargers select Colby Wooden, IDL, Auburn

Colby Wooden was born to be a 3-4 defensive end at the NFL level. While he likely is not going to get starting reps in year one, he is someone who projects to be an every-down defensive lineman with the ability to stop the run and also get to the quarterback.

Early on, it will be Wooden's ability to help stop the run that gets him playing time but he is not an interior defensive lineman who can only stop the run. It will take some time, but with proper NFL coaching Wooden can build on his strong foundation as a pass rusher and turn into a key part of the defensive line.

He may not be someone who jumps out and makes Pro Bowls as he won't be a sack specialist but finding a defensive lineman who can play all three downs this late in the draft is a big win.

With the 156 pick, the LA Chargers select Ryan Hayes, OT, Michigan

The Chargers need offensive line depth and they get that here in the fifth round with Ryan Hayes. Hayes is my favorite type of offensive line prospect to target late in the draft and he is similar to Jamaree Salyer in this regard.

Hayes is someone who has started multiple years for Michigan and has been really great in the process. In theory, it would seem like a six-seven tackle from a marquee program who has played well would go earlier in the draft.

However, there are concerns about his arm length and how that could kick him inside, limiting his draft stock in the process. Hayes is someone who has proven he can play outside against the best of the best and could probably make the move inside if needed.

Getting someone who can do both as the bench version of Salyer would deepen the offensive line room altogether.