With the 73rd pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select Phidarian Mathis, IDL, Alabama
The LA Chargers still draft a defensive lineman with their second pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and land a solid one in Phidarian Mathis. While Jordan Davis is the big name that Charger fans know, he would be a bit redundant with the moves the team has made.
Davis is a two-down nose tackle who would be exceptional in resetting the line of scrimmage. However, the Chargers have Sebastian Joseph-Day for that and neither he nor Davis makes sense as a DE in a 3-4 defense.
After adding two defensive linemen in free agency, the Bolts definitely should not be spending a first-round pick on a defensive lineman, even if it is Devonte Wyatt instead of Davis. Instead of that, the Bolts use a third-round pick to get a true three-down defensive lineman who is best suited to play DE in a 3-4 defense in Mathis.
Mathis may not have the high ceiling of Davis and he certainly is not the run defender that Davis is but he has much more potential as someone who can get to the quarterback. He is no slouch against the run, though, and is someone who could legitimately log the most snaps on the defensive line because of his ability against both phases of the game.
This would complete the starting defensive line overhaul and would give the Bolts a really well-rounded front line to terrorize opposing offenses.