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

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Chargers draft Ty'Ron Hopper with 183rd pick in mock draft

The Chargers need linebacker help as there could be a world in which both of last year's starters are not even on the team. Los Angeles is going to have to bring in a cheap veteran to fill out the room, even if Jim Harbaugh is confident in Daiyan Henley.

To build out the rest of the room, the Chargers use a sixth-round pick on Iowa State's Ty'Ron Hopper. There is a lot to like about Hopper's game and under Navarro Bowman's coaching, he could blossom into someone who plays legitimate defensive snaps in the future.

For now, he would be a solid addition to Ryan Ficken's special teams unit.

Chargers draft Kitan Oladapo with 226th pick in mock draft

The final pick of this Chargers mock draft is a safety who will mostly play on special teams in his first season but has the potential to blossom into a full safety who gets playing time in an NFL defense.

Kitan Oladapo is a bit on the slimmer side for an NFL safety but he is smooth in coverage and has a knack for attacking the football. His frame and collegiate program hold him back on draft boards but his traits make him a very exciting safety to develop.

There is no guarantee that Oladapo develops, as is the case with any seventh-round pick. But he has the exact traits that a team should be betting on in a late-round pick.

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