With the 233rd overall pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select Isaiah Pola-Mao, S, USC
With the first of three seventh-round picks after trading one to the New England Patriots, the Chargers select Isaiah Pola-Mao. The logic here is similar to that of selecting Jones in the fifth round in that the Chargers are simply trying to add versatile depth to the secondary.
Pola-Moa is a safety who can come down and play in the slot as well, making him valuable as the Chargers establish a defensive identity in 2022 and beyond with Brandon Staley's scheme. He also offers something that Jones does not in that he is a physical player who can have a positive impact on the special teams side of things almost instantly.
With the 253 overall pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select Jerrion Ealy, RB, Ole Miss
Like it or not, the Chargers should take another chance at a running back late in the 2022 NFL Draft. It has not worked out the last two years but the Bolts need the depth and they have the picks to try it.
After taking two similar running backs in Joshua Kelley and Larry Rountree, who simply have not worked out, the Chargers go the other direction with this pick. Jerrion Ealy is the definition of a scatback who may not be a candidate to run between the tackles but can be an emphasis in the passing game as well as someone who can potentially thrive in Joe Lombardi's trusted half-back pitches.
Ealy should not be the RB2 next season but he could be a nice depth addition that replaces both Kelley and Rountree.
With the 255th overall pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select Smoke Monday, S, Auburn
Smoke Monday may have the best name in the entire draft. Regardless of that, this is an example of another versatile player to add to the secondary who could also add special teams value while he is not playing on the defense.
Monday reminds me a lot of Kyzir White. While comparing him to White in terms of playstyle would be a disgrace for White, this is a player that could make the transition to being a linebacker in the NFL and that may suit him best for his career.
I don't think he will ever be as good as White, but who knows, stranger things have happened and who knows what can happen in three years' time.