Chargers rebuild roster around Malik Nabers in 7-round mock draft

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Chargers draft CB Kamari Lassiter with 37th pick

In most of the Bowers-centic drafts the Chargers end up taking a wide receiver in the second round. With Williams likely leaving, Keenan Allen getting old and Quentin Johnston being a complete unknown, the Chargers have to add to the wide receiver room with a premium pick.

But when the first-round pick is a wide receiver it opens new doors for the second round. There are a few directions the team could go in (including tight end) but the one that makes the most sense is cornerback.

As it stands right now the only starting-caliber cornerbacks on the entire roster are Asante Samuel Jr. and Deane Leonard. Samuel is good but has been inconsistent while Leonard has started all of three games in his career.

The Chargers need to draft someone who can start right away on defense and to do that, the team has to take a corner in the first three rounds. Here, the Chargers select Georgia's Kamari Lassiter with the 37th overall pick to provide just what the team needs.

Lassiter might be a bit undersized but he is physical and hit football IQ jumps off the tape. Better yet, he showed the versatility to line up at any cornerback spot on the defense, making him a malleable piece to fit into what the Chargers have.