Los Angeles Chargers: Way-too-early three-round 2021 NFL mock draft

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Jalen Mayfield, 2021 NFL Draft
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Jalen Mayfield. Scouting Report. OT. Michigan. 811. Pick Analysis. 2. player

The Los Angeles Chargers appear ready to move forward with Trey Pipkins as their starting left tackle in 2020. Pipkins certainly has some upside at the position, but he is far from a proven commodity. There is certainly a chance that Pipkins struggles in 2020, leaving the door wide open for a new left tackle to add to the mix.

In the second round of this mock draft, the Chargers address their offensive tackle situation by bringing in Jalen Mayfield out of Michigan. Mayfield is a bit of a raw talent, but his combination of size, athleticism and power is for real. He is quick off of the ball and powerful at the point of attack. Mayfield has long arms that he uses well in pass protection and does a great job of anchoring down and protecting against power.

Mayfield has been a right tackle in college, but he has the athletic upside to move to the left side at the next level. He is a bit of a raw talent, but his skills as an offensive lineman are for real. A long-term offensive tackle duo of Mayfield and Bryan Bulaga is not perfect, but they could provide enough stability to help Herbert reach his full potential.

The Chargers need to do whatever they can to improve their current offensive line situation. They do not find a perfect left tackle in this mock draft, but snagging Davis and Mayfield in the first two rounds is certainly a step in the right direction.