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Los Angeles Chargers Mock Draft Roundup 3.0

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 - Chris Trapasso (1/20)

17. David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan

Ojabo is a raw rusher with high upside because of his explosive and bendiness around the corner. He'd be a perfect running mate alongside Joey Bosa in Los Angeles.

ESPN - Mel Kiper (1/19)

17. Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia

The Chargers again struggled against the run in 2021, an issue that has plagued them for years. Just go back to their 2018 divisional-round playoff game against the Patriots, when they were dominated up front. They allowed 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranked 28th in the NFL. With Linval Joseph hitting free agency, there is a massive hole in the middle of their defensive line.

Who better to fill that than the 6-foot-6, 340-pound Davis? He'd make the entire defense better because he eats up blocks and allows linebackers to roam free. He also can play on three downs; he's not just a plugger. He showed on his sack in the national title game that he has some pass-rush ability, which is scary for a man of his size. Davis won't be a fit for every team, but the teams that run a 3-4 defense will eye him in this range.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (1/19)

17. Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa

Do the Chargers make the playoffs if they receive better play at right tackle over the final month of the season? Penning has a massive frame (6-7, 329, 35-inch arms) with the athletic footwork and competitive chops to develop into a Pro Bowl-level player.

PFF - Austin Gayle (1/17)

17. Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

"Draft Twitter" will fall in love with Devin Lloyd. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Utah off-ball linebacker was a heat-seeking missile and an every-down impact player for the Utes. He earned a 91.1 PFF grade as one of college football's top defenders in 2021.

Baltimore Sun - C.J. Doon (1/14)

17. Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia

The Chargers need to fix their porous run defense, which allowed 4.6 yards per carry and ranked 30th in DVOA. The 6-6, 340-pound Davis is a true nose tackle who can eat up space on the inside and strengthen the middle of a soft defensive interior.

Athlon Sports - Bryan Fischer (1/13)

17. Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia

The Chargers' run defense and associated issues were front and center as they slipped out of the playoff picture. Davis is a load in the middle and can solve that overnight by his mere presence in the lineup.

San Diego Union Tribune - Eddie Brown (1/13)

17. Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia

Only the Texans and Steelers have allowed more rushing yards per game this season. At 6-foot-6, 340 pounds, the Outland and Bednarik trophy winner is an immovable object who could anchor the Chargers' run defense for years to come.

USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (1/12)

17. Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia

It's impossible to ignore just how damaging the shoddy front seven has been to the Chargers' cause this season after the unit's inability to stop the Raiders' Josh Jacobs in an obvious running situation essentially bumped the Bolts from the playoff field. An antidote might be waiting in the form of Davis, a 6-6, 340-pound force who does far more on the interior than merely eat space.

For The Win - Charles McDonald (1/12)

17. Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

The Chargers would love for Jordan Davis to be available here, but they can still grab an upgrade for the middle of their defense in Nakobe Dean.

The Draft Network - Joe Marino (1/10)

17. Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State

The Chargers have done well to solidify the offensive line in recent years, but Bryan Bulaga cannot be trusted to stay healthy at right tackle and protecting Justin Herbert is paramount.

Nicholas Petit-Frere has been a standout for Ohio State with experience at both left and right tackle. He has great size, power, length, and technique with the makings of a guy that can start from day one.

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