Chargers Draft

3 dynamic players the Chargers could target in the third round of the NFL Draft

Reese Nasser
Nebraska v Wisconsin
Nebraska v Wisconsin / Patrick McDermott/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
2 of 4
Alec Pierce
Central Florida v Cincinnati / Joe Robbins/GettyImages

1. Alec Pierce, Wide Receiver Cincinnati 

Wide receiver Alec Pierce was one of the more prominent deep threats in college football during his time at Cincinnati. His vertical threat will allow him to help offenses explode. When looking at how Justin Herbert and the Charger's offense push the ball down the field, Pierce could be the perfect addition. 

In his three years as a starter, Pierce recorded 106 receptions, 1,851 receiving yards, and 13 touchdowns. He finished his career with an average of 17.5 yards per catch. 

At 6-3 and 211 pounds, Pierce has the size that teams look for in a receiver. While he isn't the fastest, he is explosive. He can also with off of his size alone against many opposing corners. He has a frame and catching ability that allows him to catch anything thrown in his vicinity. He recorded just eight drops over the last three seasons while being targeted 165 times. 

Pierce excels in vertical routes, leading to him not being as developed in some areas. Letting Pierce learn from an established route runner like Keenan Allen could help him add even more to his game. Putting him on a field with players like Allen and Mike Williams could allow for the offense to open up even more.

facebooktwitterreddit