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Chargers mock draft: 7-round mock after Bolts sign J.C. Jackson and others

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Jeffrey Gunter
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With the 193rd pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select Jeffrey Gunter, EDGE, Coastal Carolina

Getting EDGE depth is definitely something that the LA Chargers should be looking to do in some capacity after adding Khalil Mack. While the team has a young option in Chris Rumph, it could use one more player in the depth chart with Kyler Fackrell also being a free agent.

However, EDGE should not be a top selection by the Chargers with Mack and Bosa. I would save it until 2023 or 2024 to potentially target an edge higher in the draft instead of taking one in the third round of this draft.

That is because the team can get a quality prospect like Jeffrey Gunter. The enticing part about Gunter is his ability to set the edge and defend the run. That is where he thrives and he would give the team yet another option to play on running downs, especially if they want to move either Bosa or Mack to the inside and have Gunter on the outside to set the edge.

Rumph is the prospect with more potential in pass-rush, so getting someone like Gunter would be a nice complement to what the team already has.

With the 214th pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select Joshua Ross, LB, Michigan

Linebacker is still up in the air for the Bolts as Kyzir White has not re-signed at the time of writing this. Even if he doesn't, it is hard to see the Bolts spending big on a linebacker as they really do seem to have faith in Kenneth Murray.

That is not justified but it is what it is. You can definitely make the case for the team taking a linebacker earlier in the draft and I would not argue it at all. In this specific mock, I did not like any of the options that were available at certain points.

Joshua Ross is used to playing in a 3-4 defense with Michigan. He is raw when it comes to coverage but he showcased a good football IQ and ability to read runs as well as penetrate the offensive line on blitzes.

The team has confidence in Kenneth Murray as its best man coverage defender (Staley himself said that after Week 18), so Ross would add an early-down option if the Bolts are not comfortable with Murray's processing.