Now that the 2019 NFL Draft has come to a close, that can mean only one thing: it is time for the annual tradition of absurdly too early mock drafts for next year. Today, we bring you the Chargers’ projected first round draft pick from a selection of six of these ridiculous mocks.
23. Los Angeles Chargers: Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
This seems like a great place to take Philip Rivers’ successor, as Rivers turns 38 prior to the 2020 NFL Draft.
Jacob Eason exploded on the scene for Georgia, throwing 16 touchdowns compared to eight interceptions as a freshman in the SEC. Eason still needs to work on his accuracy, but he’s young enough to make vast improvements in the near future. Eason has since transferred to Washington, where he’ll have a chance to emerge as a top-five pick for the 2020 NFL Draft if he has a big 2019 campaign.
24. L.A. Chargers (+1,600) — Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
Becton still shines despite playing for a subpar Cardinals squad. His 7-foot wingspan (6-7, 355) is hard to miss. Top needs: OL, CB, QB
25. Los Angeles Chargers: Shaq Quarterman, LB, Miami (FL)
Not many really seem to notice, but the Los Angeles Chargers roster right now is darn impressive. If there’s one area they need to upgrade though, it’s linebacker. That group could use some youth and they look to do that here with Shaq Quarterman out of Miami. With 80 total tackles in all three seasons at Miami, including 14 for loss last season, he’s a flying missile in the middle of the field that could be great in LA.
23. Los Angeles Chargers: Collin Johnson, WR, Texas
Johnson becomes the fourth receiver taken in the first round and gives Philip Rivers a big target that will remind him the good-ole days with Vincent Jackson.
27. Los Angeles Chargers: Collin Johnson, WR, Texas
28.LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Tommy Kraemer, OL, Notre Dame
When Kraemer gets his hands on you, it’s all over. He’s a big and powerful offensive lineman who could be a solid addition to the Chargers’ O-Line group. Aggressive run blocker but needs to improve in pass protection to be a lock in the first round.