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Los Angeles Chargers 2024 Mock Draft

The new-look Los Angeles Chargers, now manned by former Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, need to knock this draft out of the park. Justin Herbert is such a talent and deserves a solid supporting cast while he is in his best years.

For this draft, I won’t be trading back at all, but I can see LA doing this so that they can get the most possible draft stock for their facelift.

Los Angeles Chargers 2024 Mock Draft

1-5:Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

This one seems to be a no-brainer (whether I went Odunze or Nabers, honestly) as they are now without Herbert’s best two pass-catchers in Mike Williams and Keenan Allen. Odunze brings the ability to run pretty routes and separate. I could only imagine 10’s excitement to have a player like Rome joining him.

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2-37: Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M

It is reported that the linebacker is scheduled to meet with the Chargers pre-draft. The Aggie standout led the SEC with 17 TFL mixed with his impressive 4.52 40 is turning heads and would be an immediate starter for LA.

3-69: Blake Corum, RB, Michigan

This will be the first year since 2017 that the Chargers will be without Austin Ekeler. He is a talented back for sure, but has a lengthy injury history. With him being shipped off to the Commanders, this magnifies their need for another couple of ground guys. Corum is a slam dunk as his college coach is leading the charge now. Harbaugh knows how special he is on and off the field. If he is available by round three, he most certainly will be going to the Chargers.

4-105: Mike Sainristil, CB, Michigan

Wolverines, mount up! Another stud from Ann Arbor, is a high-IQ defensive back who could also reunite with the new Chargers HC. Though on the smaller side, he is speedy and scrappy.

Check out this quote (per 247 Sports) from Sainristil during the NFL Combine: “Coach Harbaugh made a promise while I was being recruited, that when my time at Michigan is done I’m going to be prepared for the next level.”

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Will Harbaugh reconnect with his former Michigan cornerback? LA has recently parted ways with Michael Davis. This is an apparent need.

4-110 (via Chicago): Tanor Bortolini, C, Wisconsin

Wisconsin is surely known for producing some stellar offensive linemen over the years. Take Joe Thomas, Tyler Biadasz, Mike Webster, and more. Bortolini joins a special club of versatility: he has played multiple positions up and down the line. Giving extra help to Herbert and his assets would be a smart call. Not to mention, he crushed his athletic testing at the Combine.

5-140: Tahj Washington, WR, USC

Washington’s time at USC did not disappoint. The wideout amassed 163 receptions, 2449 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 15.0 YPR over three years. Adding both Odunze in round one and then nabbing the explosive threat in round five seems sound.

6-181: Justin Eboigbe, DT, Alabama

I’d imagine Eboigbe would be a dream for Jim Harbaugh. A versatile defender who can play either DT or DE, he had a good showing at the Combine as well.

7-225: Curtis Jacobs, LB, Penn State
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Penn State players testing super well at the Combine is as predictable as the sun rising each day. Jacobs boasts both favorable size and overall athleticism. Should he be available by the 7th round, this is an absolute steal. His lack of run defense could allow him to fall to the later rounds but would be a worthy gamble.

7-253: Brennan Jackson, EDGE, Washington State

The AFC West can never have enough edge rushers to get after a guy like Mahomes, am I right? Jackson offers experience and size to translate into the NFL as a defensive end.

I’d love to hear your thoughts, Chargers! This will be one of the most interesting teams to watch in 2024 especially if they capitalize in the draft. Give us your thoughts on X @DraftCountdown.

 

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