Chargers Mock Drafts

LA Chargers 7-round mock draft with a cornerback being picked at 17

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Velus Jones Jr.
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With the 123rd pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select Velus Jones Jr, WR, Tennessee

The one thing that the LA Chargers lack in the receiving room is speed. The Bolts did just sign DeAndre Carter to replace Andre Roberts as the returner and he does bring speed to the receiving corps. However, you could make the case that the Bolts should be adding even more.

As it currently stands, the Chargers have five receivers on the depth chart with Carter in the fold. The Bolts carried five receivers on the depth chart all of last season but it is much more traditional to carry six receivers. The Bolts have areas to trim to make room, such as quarterback.

If the Bolts are looking to add speed in the mid-rounds of the draft then one of the better targets to consider is Tennesee's Velus Jones Jr. Jones does not have the best college numbers but like his former Tennessee teammate Joshua Palmer, Jones has not had the best quarterback play and that does make a difference.

Taking Jones in the draft would be signaling that the Chargers do not believe much in Joe Reed. Jones would be a similar selection as he is someone who the Chargers could utilize on gadget plays both in the backfield and on wide-receiver screens. If utilized properly, Jones could instantly be a lethal weapon with the ball in his hands that could make a big play a game for LA.

Jones also has some value in the return game, which is nice insurance to add so the team is not going all-in on DeAndre Carter.

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