2021 NFL Team Draft Page

Los Angeles Chargers



LOS ANGELES CHARGERS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: TEAM

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
OT
EDGE
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
WR
OG
ILB
SFTY

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
DL3T

Depth Fill (P4)
RB
RBC
WRS
TE
NT
DL5T
OLB

Late Round Fill (P6)
OC

Minimal Need (P9)
QB


CHARGERS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: Draft
Most recent mock draft update: 5/1/2021

R1
13
LA Chargers
Rashawn Slater
Northwestern
OT
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
300
Rashawn Slater NFL Draft photo
They weren't able to reunite QB Justin Herbert with his Oregon running mate Penei Sewell, but the Chargers got the other top-tier Offensive Tackle in this draft by grabbing the massive Rashawn Slater out of Northwestern. An agile 315-pounder, Slater figures to have every opportunity to start right away on a retooled Chargers' front line. But after starting every game of his college career, Slater appears ready for a quick start in LA. The "hole" at LT referenced by GM Tom Telesco recently just got filled in a big way.

Grade: A
R2
47
LA Chargers
Asante Samuel Jr.
Florida State
CB
Reach/Value:
+24
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
180
Asante Samuel Jr. NFL Draft photo
Snagging first-round grade talent midway through the second at a position of need sounds like a winning approach, doesn-t it? The Chargers were able to pull it off with Florida State CB Asante Samuel Jr at Pick #47. Samuel sat out 2020, but was stellar the year before, picking off four balls and never allowing a hundred-yard receiver. He-s smallish, but has the kind of ball skills and quicks that will be required in the pass-happy AFC West.

Grade: A-
R3
77
LA Chargers
Josh Palmer
Tennessee
WR
Reach/Value:
-64
Height:
6'2''
Weight:
210
Josh Palmer NFL Draft photo
The first offensive skill weapon added with QB Justin Herbert in place is big-bodied Tennessee wideout Josh Palmer. Palmer ran a 4.51 forty and put up 21 yards a catch. However, he stayed under the radar in discussion of top WR prospects. Some analysts see him as a poor man's Mohammad Sanu, others feel like his traits and skillset will transcend his college performance. After an outstanding Senior Bowl performance, it's easy to see where Tom Telesco falls in the debate.

Grade: B
R3
97
LA Chargers (Comp)
Tre' McKitty
Georgia
TE
Reach/Value:
-64
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
241
Tre' McKitty NFL Draft photo
A disregard for college production is becoming a trend in this year's Chargers draft. Georgia Tight End Tre McKitty put up 50 or so catches in three years and had a knee injury, but he can block and ran a 4.7 forty. He may well be a better pro than collegian, or he may have gone off the board a little early.

Grade: C
R4
118
LA Chargers
Chris Rumph II
Duke
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-22
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
225
Chris Rumph II NFL Draft photo
R5
159
LA Chargers
Brenden Jaimes
Nebraska
OT
Reach/Value:
-81
Height:
6'5''
Weight:
300
Brenden Jaimes NFL Draft photo
R6
185
LA Chargers (Trade)
Nick Niemann
Iowa
OLB
Reach/Value:
-71
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
234
Nick Niemann NFL Draft photo
LAC g JAX t TEN (Correa/King)
R6
198
LA Chargers
Larry Rountree III
Missouri
RBC
Reach/Value:
-59
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
210
Larry Rountree III NFL Draft photo
R7
241
LA Chargers
Mark Webb
Georgia
S
Reach/Value:
-18
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
210
Mark Webb NFL Draft photo


CHARGERS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 1 6 Justin Herbert Oregon QB Reach -6
2020 1 23 Kenneth Murray Oklahoma ILB Reach -3
2020 4 112 Joshua Kelley UCLA RBC Reach -19
2020 5 151 Joe Reed Virginia WR Reach -63
2020 6 186 Alohi Gilman Notre Dame S Reach -47
2020 7 220 K.J. Hill Ohio State WRS Value +108
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 1 28 Jerry Tillery Notre Dame DL3T Reach -5
2019 2 60 Nasir Adderley Delaware S Value +35
2019 3 91 Trey Pipkins Sioux Falls OT Reach -63
2019 4 130 Drue Tranquill Notre Dame OLB Reach -72
2019 5 166 Easton Stick N Dakota St QB Reach -36
2019 6 200 Emeke Egbule Houston OLB Reach -64
2019 7 242 Cortez Broughton Cincinnati DL3T Reach -72
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 17 Derwin James Florida St S Value +5
2018 2 48 Uchenna Nwosu USC OLB Value +0
2018 3 84 Justin Jones NC State DL1T Reach -51
2018 4 119 Kyzir White West Virginia DB Value +66
2018 5 155 Scott Quessenberry UCLA OG Value +45
2018 6 191 Dylan Cantrell Texas Tech WR Reach -21
2018 7 251 Justin Jackson Northwestern RB Value +76
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 7 Mike Williams Clemson WRF Reach -2
2017 2 38 Forrest Lamp W Kentucky OG Value +8
2017 3 71 Dan Feeney Indiana OG Value +17
2017 4 113 Rayshawn Jenkins Miami (FL) S Value +30
2017 5 151 Desmond King Iowa CB Value +24
2017 6 190 Sam Tevi Utah OT Value +6
2017 7 225 Isaac Rochell Notre Dame DE Value +16
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 3 Joey Bosa Ohio State EDGE Value +1
2016 2 35 Hunter Henry Arkansas TE Reach -2
2016 3 66 Max Tuerk USC OC Reach -63
2016 4 102 Joshua Perry Ohio State EDGE Reach -1
2016 5 175 Jatavis Brown Akron OLB Value +106
2016 6 179 Drew Kaser Texas AM P Reach -88
2016 6 198 Derek Watt Wisconsin FB Reach -47
2016 7 224 Donavon Clark Michigan St OG Reach -198
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 15 Melvin Gordon Wisconsin RB Reach -8
2015 2 48 Denzel Perryman MIami ILB Reach -13
2015 3 83 Craig Mager Texas State CB Reach -25
2015 5 153 Kyle Emanuel North Dakota State EDGE Reach -108
2015 6 192 Darius Philon Arkansas DT Reach -51
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 25 Jason Verrett TCU CB Value +1
2014 2 50 Jeremiah Attaochu Georgia Tech EDGE Value +10
2014 3 89 Chris Watt Notre Dame OG Reach -38
2014 5 165 Ryan Carrethers Arkansas State DL1T Value +25
2014 6 201 Marion Grice Arizona State RB Reach -19
2014 7 240 Tevin Reese Baylor WRS Value +17