Alright, let’s finally put a exclamation on this fan vote mock draft and see what you all decided would be the ideal Chargers draft haul.
We finish with their final pick, 197 in the seventh round of the draft. The Chargers have had decent luck as of late in this round, most notably the selections of defensive end Isaac Rochell in 2017 and running back Justin Jackson in 2018. Last year, the team took defensive tackle Cortez Broughton with one of the final picks in the 2019 draft. He played sparingly throughout the season before finishing it on IR due to contracting mononucleosis.
Rochell saw just three games of action in his rookie season. He finished with a single sack, four total tackles, and three tackles-for-loss.
It was Jackson that saw the most significant playing time as a rookie and boy did he take full advantage of the opportunity. In the team’s 2018 match-up with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Austin Ekeler got the start in place of an injured Melvin Gordon. The run game never got started and Anthony Lynn went with Jackson to lead the attack in the second half after being down by double-digits.
Jackson went on to rush for 63 yards and a touchdown on just eight carries. His efforts almost single-handedly brought the Chargers back to win that Sunday night game.
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It is extremely rare to even get any sort of impactful production from any seventh-round picks, be it in their rookie or not. I’d say the Chargers have been fairly lucky with their last handful of picks in this round.
Lamar Jackson, a cornerback out of Nebraska was the consensus pick in the sixth-round vote. With that in mind, the entire draft looks like this:
1.) QB Justin Herbert, Oregon
2.) OT Austin Jackson, USC
3.) WR Denzel Mims, Baylor
4.) DT Leki Fotu, Utah
5.) WR Devin Duvernay, Texas
6.) CB Lamar Jackson, Nebraska
With the final pick for the Chargers in the 2020 NFL Draft, who are you selecting?
Who do you want the Chargers to select with the 197th-overall pick?
This poll is closed
DT Khalil Davis, Nebraska
RB Joshua Kelley, UCLA
OT Austin Taylor, South Carolina State
OT Terence Steele, Texas Tech
TE Dalton Keene, Virginia Tech
OG Darryl Williams, Mississippi State