Chargers trade down with Vikings in 7-round 2024 NFL Mock Draft

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Chargers draft RB Jaylen Wright with 69th pick

Taking a running back with the 69th pick is probably too far-fetched without trading down and picking up the extra selection in the first round. With that extra pick, the Chargers can afford to take a running back before day three and here would land arguably the most exciting running back prospect.

He may not have ties to the team like Blake Corum or MarShawn Lloyd but Jaylen Wright has the physical tools to be a very special running back in this league. Wright absolutely tore up the NFL Combine and has all the tools to be a weapon in both the run game and pass game.

Wright would be the perfect fit schematically next to Gus Edwards and would give the Chargers the closest thing to Detroit's David Montgomery-Jahymr Gibbs pairing that they can get.

Chargers draft TE Cade Stover with 105th pick

The Chargers have already added two tight ends to the roster this offseason and this is a selection that can go either way. It would not be surprising if the Chargers opted instead to go with a defensive lineman for depth in this position. Cade Stover is the selection in this mock draft simply because of his ceiling as a prospect.

While the Chargers added two tight ends they do not have a reliable pass-catching tight end on the roster. Donald Parham is more of just a red-zone target, Will Dissly is a blocking specialist and Hayden Hurst has injury concerns.

Stover is not the best blocking tight end available in this range but he has the biggest ceiling as a pass-catching threat. He could easily be the best pass-catching tight end on the Bolts in 2024, and would have the runway to blossom into a special weapon in 2025 and beyond.