In a recent re-draft from 2020 done by ESPN, the Chargers unfortunately had no shot to draft Justin Herbert once again as he went second overall to Washington. In this for-fun exercise, the Bolts were then forced to draft an offensive lineman and went with former Alabama right tackle Jedrick Wills who held down the left side for the Cleveland Browns this past season.
Here’s what Chargers beat writer Shelley Smith had to say about the selection:
“With Herbert and all of the top quarterbacks off the board, the Chargers take a franchise left tackle to protect Tyrod Taylor (or a potential draft pick in Round 2). Wills started 17 total games for the Browns this season, protecting Baker Mayfield and creating holes in the running game. He’d start immediately for the Chargers.”
It’s hard to be contentious about this pick. Even after a year with Herbert’s miraculous play, the offensive line was as bad as it’s ever been. Since the Bolts didn’t address the issue in 2020, they will most-certainly invest in the front five this draft. Hopefully with their first-rounder.
Now for today’s links.
Read what Justin Herbert’s rookie season meant to the city of Eugene, Oregon (Chargers.com)
Brian Baldinger breaks down Brandon Staley’s defense (Chargers.com)
2020 NFL Re-Draft (Chargers Wire)
Three surprise cuts for the Chargers in 2021 (Bolt Beat)
Bill Barnwell predicts Super Bowl 55 (ESPN)
The Chiefs’ barber tested positive for COVID-19 (ESPN)
Potential landing spots for WR Will Fuller (Bleacher Report)
Predicting NFL honors and awards (NFL.com)
Lance Zierlein’s 2021 mock draft 1.0 (NFL.com)
Larry Fitzgerald isn’t putting a timeline on his potential retirement decision (Pro Football Talk)