Los Angeles Chargers Mock Draft Roundup 2.0
Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, we will update our Los Angeles Chargers Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Los Angeles Chargers from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Chargers:
CBS Sports - Edwards (11/25)
22. Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia
Los Angeles has consistently been gashed on the ground this season. Jordan Davis can not only take up space in the middle but apply pressure in pass rushing situations.
NBC Sports Chicago - Morgan (11/24)
22. Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn
The Chargers compete in a division with talented quarterbacks, like Derek Carr and Patrick Mahomes and a litany of game breaking receivers. Wideouts like Tyreek Hill, Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and tight ends such as, Travis Kelce, Darren Waller and Noah Fant require defensive backs capable of defending these pass catchers. Should Los Angeles pick McCreary, they'll get a player with the skill set to quickly undercut ball carriers and limit how far they get downfield. Ultimately they'll have an unrelenting, physical defensive back with good hands and game changing ability.
NBC Sports Philly - Roche (11/23)
22. Drake London, WR, USC
It's hard to miss London among other wideouts -- he's a full 6-5 and uses that size and amazing hands and catch radius to grab anything in his area code. And 88 catches in just eight games is a ridiculous number at the college level.
The Draft Network - Sanchez (11/22)
18. Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State
Keenan Allen and Mike Williams have been great WRs when fully healthy, but we all know the best ability is availability. The Los Angeles Chargers take playmaker Garrett Wilson with this pick to give them another WR option, especially with the injury histories of both Williams and Allen--and the former being a pending free agent.
PFF - Treash (11/22)
18. Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia
"They [Georgia] have a defensive lineman [Jordan Davis] that's 340 pounds and runs better than everybody on this call," said South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer following his team's loss to the Georgia Bulldogs.
Coach Beamer isn't kidding, as Davis is a rare specimen at 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds. The interior defensive lineman has been a force against the run since he stepped foot in Athens in 2018. He has earned an 88.7 run-defense grade while collecting 42 run stops and 14 tackles for loss or no gain. Davis attempted 69 tackles against the run over that span (464 run snaps to be exact) and only missed four.
ESPN - Reid (11/17)
22. Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia
The Chargers' run defense is still one of the worst in the league -- it ranks 32nd in yards per carry allowed (4.8) and rushing first downs allowed (85). And with Linval Joseph set to become a free agent, the team could look for a younger option. The 6-foot-6, 340-pound Davis is an anchor in the middle who could completely change a defense. He has the potential to have a Vita Vea type of effect on a defense, as his presence allows other defenders to roam and make plays.
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