The Chargers have a plethora of issues that need fixing across their roster. The biggest is offensive line while both cornerback and edge rusher are both rising higher on the team’s priority with each game that passes.
If the Bolts aren’t able to select Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell, then they may be inclined to go elsewhere depending on their draft spot at the end of the season. They’re four games left, so they could honestly pick as high as three or four or as low as nine or 10.
In CBS Sports’ latest mock by Chris Trapasso, he has the Chargers picking tight end Kyle Pitts with the fourth-overall selection.
“Hunter Henry’s a free agent after this season, and Pitts has proven to be a wide receiver in a tight end’s body this season at Florida.”
Pitts would be a luxury pick among luxury picks for the Chargers. He’s essentially a 6-6 wideout with excellent ball skills and speed to run away from pursuers. Through seven game this season, Pitts has 11 touchdowns and 641 yards on just 36 catches. He’s been the best in the country and a big reason for Florida’s success in 2020.
The question is: Do Chargers need him? Only if Hunter Henry is not re-signed this offseason, I’d say. But even then, I think I would prefer Henry due to his well-rounded skillset. Like Trapasso said, Pitts is a receiver in a tight end’s body. He’s not going to useful in the run game at his size, at least not at first. He could take the developmental path of Las Vegas’ Darren Waller who has fast become one of the best at his position over the past two seasons.
At the end of the day, I believe anything other than offensive line or cornerback is going to be a wasted pick. I could get behind the right edge rusher, but they’ve disregarded the first two positions for far too long.
Now tell me all of your thoughts in the comments below were the Bolts to pick Pitts that high in April.