With the 160th pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select Chris Paul, OL, Tulsa
With the 160th overall pick the LA Chargers get the point god himself, Chris Paul. Hopefully the NFL doesn't veto the Chargers picking Paul, as it would not be the first time that Chris Paul was kept from joining a team in Los Angeles.
All jokes aside, Paul is exactly the kind of depth offensive lineman that a team like the Chargers should be taking at this point in the draft. If the Bolts are taking Paul to start for them in 2022 then the offensive line is going to be in trouble.
However, he is fine as a depth option and could blossom into something with the right coaching. What makes Paul intriguing as a day three offensive lineman is his versatility to play both inside and outside. He projects to be a guard in the NFL but the fact that half of his starts in college came at right tackle is promising.
He played both right guard and left guard and even spent some time at left tackle. His run-blocking could use some work but he showed some seriously promising signs as a pass-blocking guard. The Chargers could definitely work around Paul if he had to make a spot-start at right guard for a week.
Of course, this goes back to the point that the Bolts should be signing a right tackle in free agency unless they are really confident in Trey Pipkins.