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LA Chargers mock draft: Bolts rebuild defense in fan-selected mock draft

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Lecitus Smith
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With the 159th pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select Lecitus Smith, G, Virginia State

This is the last selection that we made in this Twitter mock draft as the sixth and seventh rounds can really be up in the air. The Chargers have four compensatory picks in those two rounds and the team is probably just going to take special teams value and perhaps a backup running back.

When we get closer to the draft, especially after the NFL Combine and free agency, we will have a better idea of certain prospects that the Chargers could be targeting. This far out, it is a crapshoot and picking four prospects to choose from would be quite random.

So with the last fan selection, the Bolts take some interior offensive line depth in Lecitus Smith, which would be great for the team. The Chargers should not be searching for a starting guard in the 2022 NFL Draft but they absolutely should be adding depth in the mid-rounds if they can.

In a perfect world, the Chargers can re-sign Oday Aboushi to another cheap contract and if he gets healthy and plays as he did in the first five weeks then the Bolts will have a solid starting guard. They would still have Brenden Jaimes to compete for the job and Smith could compete as well.

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Even if Smith does not win the starting job (which is unlikely, obviously) he would still give the Chargers a developmental guard who is a much better backup at left guard than Senio Kelemete, who had perhaps the worst game of the season for any Charger last year.

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