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LA Chargers mock draft: Predicting who will be on the board at 17

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9. Denver Broncos - Kenny Pickett, QB Pittsburgh

After years of QB roulette since the departure of Peyton Manning, first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett gets his guy in Pittsburgh product Kenny Pickett. Many around the league believe Pickett is the QB prospect most prepared to play from day one and the Broncos are banking on them doing just that.

10. New York Jets - Derek Stingley Jr., CB LSU

Despite taking Kyle Hamilton with the fourth pick, the Jets double dip with first-round picks in the secondary. Stingley has been a sure-fire first-round pick since he stepped on campus at LSU and New York are happy to end his mini slide down the board.

11. Washington Commanders - Treylon Burks, WR Arkansas

Expect Washington to pursue a veteran quarterback via free agency or trade, leaving them with the opportunity to take a WR to pair with Terry McLaurin. Treylon Burks has been a hot-riser on draft Twitter, and with Jameson Williams coming off an ACL tear, many expect Burks to be the first receiver taken off the board.

12. Minnesota Vikings - Ahmad 'Sauce' Gardner, CB Cincinatti

After being torched in the secondary for most of 2021, the Vikings find a legit CB1 here with the 12th pick. Gardner's athleticism and ball skills make him very appealing to the Vikings front office who attempt to rebuild what was once an elite defensive in Minnesota.