Chargers 7-round 2024 NFL Mock Draft after trading Keenan Allen

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Chargers draft WR Javon Baker with 110th pick

The Chargers almost have to double-dip at wide receiver after trading Allen and they do so with the very pick that they received in the trade. As it stands right now, the Chargers only have three wide receivers on the roster and one is a specialist. Even if the team signs a free-agent wide receiver, the team has to add two in the draft.

There are a few options for the Bolts in this range and Javon Baker may be the safe route. He does not have the head-turning athleticism that others in this range have but he is arguably the most finished product of those that may go in this range.

Baker may never develop into a WR1 or even a WR2 but that is not what the Chargers need him to be. They would need him to be a reliable WR4/5 that can develop into a starting-caliber wideout in the future.

Chargers draft C Drake Nugent with 140th pick

Drake Nugent makes a lot of sense for the Chargers because of his ties to Harbaugh and the fact that he is simply a good player. Nugent played a big role in Michigan's success running the football and reuniting him with Harbaugh would be great for all parties involved.

It probably would be best if the Chargers still signed a veteran (like Bradley Bozeman) who can play for one year and allow Nugent to develop and be fully ready to take over as the starter in 2025. But even without that veteran, Nugent is good enough to draft, start, and iron out the flaws as the season goes along.