Chargers Mock Drafts

Full Chargers mock draft with the Bolts trading back not once, but twice

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With the 195th pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select Chris Paul, G, Tulsa

The Chargers still need depth on the interior of the offensive line and the coaching staff really values versatility in prospects. Thus, Chris Paul makes sense for the Chargers as a sixth-round target as he is someone who will likely slot in as a developmental guard in the NFL but he also has experience at tackle in college. He may not have NFL tackle size, but he is passable as a depth option.

With the 214th pick in this LA Chargers mock draft the Bolts select Leon O'Neal Jr, S, Texas A&M

In the third round, the Chargers drafted a linebacker who primarily will just be used in pass coverage and in the sixth round, the Chargers draft a safety that will mostly play in the box or at the line of scrimmage in running downs while also providing value on special teams.

O'Neal needs to refine his abilities in coverage if he is going to play high safety but the Bolts do not need him to do that. Instead, he could be someone in nickel and dime packages that can provide insurance against the run while being responsible for less-dynamic pass-catching running backs. And at the least, he should be a solid special teams player.

With the 236th pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select Amare Barno, EDGE, Virginia Tech

The Chargers take a developmental EDGE in the seventh round for Staley to get his hands on. The depth on the edge might seem concerning but with Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack spearheading the snaps, I am comfortable with Chris Rumph and Emeke Egbule as depth options, especially with JoJo Dormann potentially playing some snaps there in passing downs.

With the 254th pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select De'Jahn Warren, CB, Jackson State

We know that the LA Chargers were at Jackson State's Pro Day and perhaps that could lead to them taking a Jackson State player in the 2022 NFL Draft. If so, taking another corner to fill out the room in De'Jahn Warren makes the most sense.