With the 233rd pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select D'Vonte Price, RB, FIU
The Bolts get running back depth with the first of four seventh-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft and get another NFL Combine standout. Price, who is a six-two, 200-pound running back, ran an absurd 4.39 40-yard dash time at the combine this year.
Price gives the Chargers a big, athletic running back for depth that could play a bigger role as the RB2 right away if he showcases the ability to read holes on the offensive line. He is already refined as a pass-protector, which makes him a lot easier to fit into an RPO-style offense like the Bolts.
With the 252nd pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select Smoke Monday, S, Auburn
Smoke Monday is someone who I really like at this point in the draft for the Chargers. The Bolts should not expect to get a huge breakout player with the 252nd overall pick but Monday would be more than solid for the team.
Right off the bat he has all the makings of being a solid special teams player for the Bolts, which is what you want out of a seventh-round pick. However, he also showcases versatility as well as someone who can play in a two-high safety defense, can come down and man up a tight end or slower running back and can even be a coverage option in the box on third downs.
Kyzir White is a safety-turned-linebacker and Monday could take a similar route as White by transitioning and being a solid option in a few years.
With the 253rd pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select Xavier Newman-Johnson, IOL, Baylor
The Chargers add interior offensive line depth with Xavier Newman-Johnson. Newman-Johnson played all three interior offensive line positions in college. While he is suited to be a developmental guard, his experience playing center is useful as well.
With the 255th pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select Decobie Durant, CB, South Carolina State
The Bolts add one more depth option for the secondary in Decobie Durant with their last pick of the draft. Durant can help on special teams in year one (and probably year two).
He will probably never be a starting-caliber corner but he has the versatility to play both outside and in the slot, which adds value as a depth piece that can move around Staley's often-changing secondary.