With the 123rd pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select Josh Jobe, CB, Alabama
With their third pick in this mock draft, the LA Chargers select Alabama CB Josh Jobe 123rd overall, marking their first addition to the defense in the draft.
The secondary was a massive issue with the Bolts last season, and Brandon Staley was quoted as saying that the team was in need of more talent in the secondary as a whole. Adding Jobe continues this trend by increasing depth as a whole on the backend. Jobe comes to town and is not relied upon to be a starter in any scenario, but can compete for a CB4 role alongside Tevaughn Campbell.
Depth was an issue last season, but adding a DB with the capabilities of Jobe can ensure the Bolts' defense doesn't go into a full-on collapse when injuries/COVID issues occur. Instead of having Davontae Harris and Essang Bassey as key contributors in critical scenarios when natural attrition takes place, the Bolts can have players with the raw ability of Jobe on the field instead.
At 5'11", 182 lbs, Jobe projects to be a physical press-man cornerback who dominates players at the line of scrimmage. His skill set doesn't project to playing the slot corner role at all, so expect Jobe to be strictly a back-up at boundary corner early in his career.
If Jobe can develop quickly at the NFL level and performs well enough to be a CB2 in the league, then it could lead to an early exit for Chargers CB Michael Davis.