Chargers trade back to increase Super Bowl chances in latest 7-round mock draft

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Chargers draft Mike Sainristril with 69th pick in mock draft

Here is the Michigan selection for Jim Harbaugh. The Chargers need to add cornerback help desperately this offseason and there is a strong case to be made to take a cornerback in the second round.

However, a second-round corner is not necessarily needed, especially with there being solid third-round options in this class. The Chargers can quickly build up the room with a selection like Sainristril and a cheap veteran signing for depth.

Sainristril would come in and instantly start in the slot for the Chargers. He is familiar with Jesse Minter, Harbaugh, and would provide a much-needed boost for the Bolts in the slot. If Sainristril was projected to live on the outside he would be a top-50 prospect because of his talent alone. Here, he falls because of slot projections and the Chargers capitalize on it.

Chargers draft Bucky Irving with 74th pick in mock draft

This might be a bit early to take a running back and many people expect the Chargers to take Blake Corum. While Corum might still be the betting favorite because of his ties to Michigan, Bucky Irving might just be the best mid-round back in this draft class.

The Chargers need to rebuild the running room, so potentially reaching to draft a running back that they like is not a bad thing in the slightest. Irving is one of the most explosive backs in this class and would give the Chargers' RB room a jolt of athleticism that it has so dearly missed.

Just like at cornerback, the Chargers can quickly rebuild the running back position by taking someone like Irving and signing a cheaper veteran to complement him in the backfield.