2021 NFL Team Draft Page

Los Angeles Chargers



LOS ANGELES CHARGERS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: 9/4/2020

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
WR
OG
EDGE

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OT
TE
ILB
CB

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
RB
DL3T
SFTY

Depth Fill (P4)
RBC
WRS
OC
NT
DL5T
OLB

Late Round Fill (P6)

Minimal Need (P9)
QB


CHARGERS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #4
Most recent mock draft update: 9/9/2020

R1
15
LA Chargers
Xavier Thomas
Clemson
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-9
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
265
Xavier Thomas NFL Draft photo
This pick is about as 2020 as it gets for the Chargers. Xavier Thomas was projected as a breakout star on the ultra-talented Clemson defensive line, but everything about this season is now up in the air, so why not him? Thomas unfortunately contracted COVID-19 and then subsequently a serious infection of strep throat. His health is not where it needs to be. It's speculated that he will play four games and redshirt. If that's the case, he won't be available for the 2021 draft. DraftTek will continue to monitor his situation.

A five-star athlete out of high school, Thomas is a very athletic 6-2, 265 but his production stats need some bolstering to justify a pick this high. He was a freshman All-America with a quick first step and plenty of strength, but Thomas's sophomore year didn't measure up after he suffered a concussion and an admitted attitude problem. While the Chargers' roster figures to have a hole for a premier edge rusher due to contract attrition, they've already lost star Safety Derwin James for the year to a knee injury. Hard to project at this point how that affects the team's draft or FA strategy in the long run.

Franchise receiver and O-Line are other areas that could see an RD1 investment from the Bolts.

Check out the Chargers' full draft and more at our new Chargers Draft-Page.
R2
47
LA Chargers
Trey Smith
Tennessee
OG
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
325
Trey Smith NFL Draft photo
R3
79
LA Chargers
Terrace Marshall
LSU
WR
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
200
Terrace Marshall NFL Draft photo
R4
110
LA Chargers
Master Teague
Ohio State
RB
Reach/Value:
+7
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
220
Master Teague NFL Draft photo
R5
142
LA Chargers
Treshaun Hayward
Western Michigan
ILB
Reach/Value:
+5
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
225
Treshaun Hayward NFL Draft photo
R6
174
LA Chargers
Robert Hainsey
Notre Dame
OT
Reach/Value:
+4
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
295
Robert Hainsey NFL Draft photo
R7
206
LA Chargers
TaRiq Bracy
Notre Dame
S
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
5'10''
Weight:
170
TaRiq Bracy 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