Full Chargers mock draft if the team ends up trading Austin Ekeler
Chargers mock draft, round 5: Zach Kuntz, TE, Old Dominion
Zach Kuntz seems to be everyone's favorite late-round tight end sleeper and it is not hard to see why. Kuntz has a rare blend of size and athleticism that is absolutely going to play at the NFL level. The small school run and some of his flawed tendencies hold him back but the potential is there.
Gerald Everrett is presumably staying for one more season so getting Kuntz simply to be another rotational option behind him is ideal. Even if Donald Parham returns, Kuntz could be a solid pick up in round five.
Chargers mock draft, round 6: Matt Landers, WR, Arkansas
Talk about a rare blend of size and speed, Matt Landers is as rare as it gets. The Arkanasas wide receiver is six-four, 200 pounds and ran a 4.37 40-yard dash. Stick him on the outside and tell him to run to the endzone every play and Justin Herbert might find him.
This team needs to build out wide receiver depth and if they are not going to sign a receiver before the draft then they need to draft two. Landers would be a great shout as a day three option.
Chargers mock draft, round 7: Alex Forsyth, C, Oregon
Backup center Will Clapp is a free agent and if the Chargers don't come to terms with him then it might be best to just draft a backup center in the 2023 NFL Draft. Even if Clapp returns, the Chargers could target a promising center prospect with the idea of having them provide depth at either guard position.
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Alex Forsyth is one of my favorite day three interior offensive lineman prospects. He does not jump off the page and is by no means perfect, but he was a solid starter for Oregon for multiple seasons (showing his versatility and playing guard before center) and that does not happen by accident.