Actual pick: Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
The Los Angeles Chargers lost Melvin Gordon in the 2020 offseason, and somewhat surprisingly they didn’t really do much to replace him.
They did use a pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on UCLA running back Joshua Kelley, but Kelley’s not really being talked about as a replacement for Gordon as the Chargers’ bell cow.
Even though this is a completely different direction in terms of position, the consensus last year was that Dylan Moses was the top ILB in the 2020 draft class — potentially — and he didn’t enter because he suffered a season-ending injury before even taking the field.
D’Andre Swift could have easily been a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and didn’t have to wait long after the first day to hear his name called by the Detroit Lions.
Swift’s 2018 season was his best as a member of the Georgia Bulldogs, so perhaps with a year off and a year of no wear and tear on his body, Swift’s value could have been a lot higher to a team like the Chargers.