Following a 7-9 season under Anthony Lynn, the Chargers will head into 2021 with a new head coach in Brandon Staley. Staley served as the defensive coordinator for the Rams in 2020 after three seasons as an outside linebackers coach for Chicago and Denver.
Earlier this year, the Chargers released guard Trai Turner, linebacker Malik Jefferson, and cornerback Casey Hayward while they also made the decision to not use the franchise tag on tight end Hunter Henry. All-Pro center Corey Linsley was signed by the team, in addition to guards Matt Feiler and Oday Aboushi, cornerback Michael Davis, tight end Jared Cook and quarterback Chase Daniel.
Heading into the draft, the Chargers are still looking to fill the “hole” at left tackle. Sam Tevi, who started 14 games at left tackle for the Chargers last season, signed with the Colts earlier this offseason. As a result, the team still needs help on the line to protect last year’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, quarterback Justin Herbert.
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Los Angeles Chargers 2021 NFL Draft Picks:
- Round 1: No. 13 – Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern
- Round 2: No. 47 – Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State
- Round 3: No. 77 – Josh Palmer, WR, Tennessee
- Round 3: No. 97 (compensatory) – Tre’ McKitty, TE, Georgia
- Round 4: No. 118 – Chris Rumph II, LB, Duke
- Round 5: No. 159 – Brendan James, OT, Nebraska
- Round 6: No. 185 (from JAX through TEN) – Nick Niemann, LB, Iowa
- Round 6: No. 198 – Larry Rountree III, RB, Missouri
- Round 7: No. 241 – Mark Webb, S, Georgia
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