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Chargers draft Keon Coleman with 37th pick in mock draft

It might be a bit surprising to see the Chargers take two pass-catchers with the first two picks in the draft and to be fair, that is not the most likely outcome. However, if the team is trading down to get another top-75 pick then it makes sense to take a pass-catcher if someone who the team likes falls.

In this case, Keon Coleman is someone who the Chargers should absolutely be circling as a potential second-round pick. This year's WR class is deep and every year there are 1-2 first-round projections that fall to day 2. If that happens with Coleman, the Chargers should jump all over him.

Coleman is on the younger side and might not have the All-Pro WR1 ceiling that other prospects have. However, his skill set should translate quite nicely to the NFL and will make him a contributor as early as his rookie season.

More importantly for the Chargers' case, Coleman is the perfect Mike Williams replacement. Williams is definitely going to be cut or traded to save cap space this offseason and without him, the Chargers do not have a single receiver that can be Herbert's jump-ball specialist.

Coleman can be that. His ability to haul in contested catches will allow him to absorb Williams' route tree in this offense while also making him a dangerous red-zone target on day one. The Chargers have good experience with former basketball players and can try to recapture that magic with Coleman.