With the 84th pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select James Cook, RB, Georgia
The LA Chargers really need to address the running back position and get some depth behind Austin Ekeler and trading back twice allows the team to do just that. It might be hard to justify taking a running back early in the draft without picking up extra capital because of the other needs on the team. However, with the two extra top-100 picks, taking a running back is an easy decision.
The depth behind Ekeler is woeful and while the Chargers could try their luck with another late-round running back, that has not really treated the team well the last two years. Granted, that is a direction the Bolts could still look to go. But if not, someone such as James Cook could make a lot of sense for the Chargers.
Cook, who is Dalvin Cook's brother, is a solid ball-carrier that would be great as a complementary back to Ekeler while also being someone who the Chargers could really utilize in the passing game. Cook is one of the best pass-catching running backs in the entire draft class and he could absolutely take Justin Jackson's role in this offense and carry it to new heights.
The Georgia Bulldog carried the ball 113 times in 2021 for 728 yards and seven touchdowns, averaging 6.4 yards per carry. He also added 284 receiving yards on 27 receptions with four receiving touchdowns.