Los Angeles Chargers 7-Round Mock Draft

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Round 1, Pick No. 28: Jerry Tillery, iDL, Note Dame

The Chargers need some new blood on that interior defensive line. They have Bosa and Ingram on the edges, but they're not getting enough pass rush from their inside guys, at least if you ask me. Tillery's stock is rising, but there is still a chance he could be available here. If the Chargers can get their hands on him, he'd become an instant starter. He would give Los Angeles a 3-tech pass rush threat next to Brandon Mebane.

Round 2, Pick No. 60: David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin

I think the Chargers will end up selecting defensive line in the first round due to the type of talent they'll have the chance to select, but I would still say offensive line is the top need on the team. That's why I think they would be wise to address it with their second round pick. There will likely be a few guys to choose from, but if David Edwards is still on the board, he makes sense for them.

Edwards is a former TE convert, so he is still grasping the position, but he showed promise as a potential starting right tackle with smooth movements for a big man. Plus right tackle is where the Chargers have their biggest need.

Round 3, Pick No. 92: Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri

As far as undrafted free agents go, wide receiver Tyrell Williams was well worth the flyer for the Chargers. He accumulated over 2,500 yards in four seasons with a 16.3 yards-per-catch average. But after signing with the raiders in free agency, the Chargers, who still have other solid weapons in the receiving game, will need to replace his role.

There is a good chance Hall, who ran a 4.39 40-yard dash and posted vertical and board jumps in the 97th and 99th percentile, will be gone by the Chargers' third pick. Heck, he could even be their selection at No. 60. Hall replaces what the Chargers lost in Williams right away.

Round 4, Pick No. 131: Montre Hartage, CB, Northwestern

After losing both Jason Verrett and Jahleel Addae in free agency, the Chargers will have to make some draft additions to their secondary. Though Verrett has been injured and not relied upon too heavily, as of late, and Addae was sort of replaceable by nature of the position, you always need bodies on the back end.

Hartage is a guy who likes to get his hands on receivers and get physical with them near the line of scrimmage. That should play into a complimentary role with All-Pro cornerback Casey Hayward on the other side. By investing in Tillery as the top pick, focusing more on pass rush as the team's top priority, having a player like Hartage to play on the outside would allow the Chargers to get even more aggressive in the secondary to compliment an improved pass rush in Gus Bradley's defense.

Round 5, Pick No. 167: Oli Udoh, OT, Elon

Even though right tackle is their biggest need, and selecting David Edwards does clear that up a bit, the Chargers were not good at many spots along the offensive line last season. Youngsters Dan Feeney and Forrest lamp have not been what this team hoped they would be, at least not to start their careers. Udoh is a player who is more potential than production right now, but with the right coaching can be a fill-in and spot starter at varying points on the offensive line. For as much as the Chargers struggled at so many spots last season, grabbing two offensive linemen could be to their advantage.

Round 6, Pick No. 202: Tim Harris, CB, Virginia

Harris, like Hartage, is a player who had the chance to really stand out during East-West Shrine Week down in St. Pete, FL and did so in a big way on the last day. At 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, Harris has the size and the length to play a similar style of man coverage on the outside. As a fifth-year senior, Harris will be one of the older prospects in the draft, but he started all 13 games in his final season, nabbing two interceptions.

Round 7, Pick No. 244: Ryan Davis, WR, Auburn

Why stop the East-West Shrine train now? Davis would be the fourth 2019 East-West Shrine alum pick in a row in this mock draft, but lucky for Chargers fans these would all be players that I would have said really stood out by the end of the week.

Davis was a production machine during his time at Auburn. He not only has the record for most reception in a single season with 84, but also has the overall school reception record for a career with 186. At 5-foot-9, 190 pounds, Davis looks more like a running back than a wide receiver, but his lower body control, quick feet, sharp cuts and good hands will make him a preferred slot receiver on Day 3.

Written By:

Trevor Sikkema

Senior NFL Draft Analyst

Senior NFL Draft Analyst for The Draft Network. Co-Host of the Locked On NFL Draft Podcast.

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