Chargers Mock Draft: What’s next for LA after firing Brandon Staley?

The Los Angeles Chargers are starting over, at least up top. With the firing of Brandon Staley and Tom Telesco, what comes next for LA? In today’s mock draft, let’s attempt to answer that question!

Dec 3, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) is
Dec 3, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) is / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Chargers Mock Draft Begins With Savvy Trade Down

Falcons Receive:
•No. 8 Overall (2024)

Chargers Receive:
•No. 11 Overall (2024)
•No. 46 Overall (2024)

Round 1, No. 11 — Dallas Turner, EDGE, Alabama

Khalil Mack isn’t getting any younger, and Joey Bosa isn’t getting any more durable. Dallas Turner can ease his way in as a rookie before taking the reins from Mack in Year 2. The Alabama star is an otherworldly athlete and has an impressive array of pass-rushing moves at his disposal.

Round 2, No. 37 — Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo

The Chargers need cornerback help like fish need water. Quinyon Mitchell, a lanky defender from Toledo, is a perfect fit opposite Asante Samuel Jr. Mitchell boasts elite coverage grades from PFF, and his six interceptions the past two seasons highlight his immense ball skills.

Tyler Guyton Brings Starting-Caliber Traits To The Bolts

Round 2, No. 46 (via ATL) — Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

Rashawn Slater is a franchise left tackle, but LA could stand to improve on the other end of the line. Enter Tyler Guyton. After starting two seasons for the Sooners at right tackle, the 6-foot-7 prospect profiles as a plug-and-play starter at the next level.

Round 3, No. 69 — Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky

One of “my guys” from the 2024 NFL Draft is Malachi Corley. Flexing a similar build and skillset as Deebo Samuel, the Chargers can add the YAC specialist to an offense already featuring Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and hopefully a resurgent Quentin Johnston.