2021 NFL Mock Draft: Los Angeles Chargers go linebacker

With the thirteenth choose within the NFL draft, the Chargers choose Micah Parsons. Linebacker. PSU.

I’m fairly positive Chargers followers would hate if the board fell like this, as a result of their two most urgent wants are the LT and CB positions. They should enhance the offensive line to guard Justin Herbert and so they addressed it in free company signing Corey Linsley and Matt Feiler for the middle and guard place, respectively.

Now, they’ve a gap to fill within the left sort out the place they solely have a few guys who haven’t proven sufficient. Additionally, they should fill one of many exterior cornerback positions, since Chris Harris Jr. performs as a nickel nook and Casey Hayward Jr. was launched.

So, taking that under consideration and with the best way how this board has fallen with Sewell, Slater, Surtain and Horn already taken, now the choices for his or her positions of want are Darrisaw and Farley, who each are Prime 20 prospects in their very own and even Prime 15 relying on who you ask. However since I’m making the choose and I at all times take the Greatest Out there Participant method, I’ll seize one of the best defensive participant within the class at thirteenth.

Final yr the primary choose of the Chargers was Kenneth Murray, who didn’t dwell as much as the expectations, however that exhibits that the linebacker place can also be a necessity, and if Murray takes the anticipated soar from yr 1 to yr 2 and also you mix that with Micah Parsons, then the Linebacker place turns into a place of power. The Chargers performs the Chiefs twice a yr and so they have seen within the final Superbowl what provides you having two nice linebackers.

Additionally, because the Chargers GM, I’m betting in taking with my second choose any person of Teven Jenkins, Samuel Cosmi, Dillon Radunz, Alex Leatherwood, Jalen Mayfield, Liam Eichenberg, Brady Christensen or one of many nice CB prospects out there due to the depth on the place and with making that I’m taking one of the best defensive participant of the category and a superb OT or CB prospects with my first two picks.

The participant

Parsons measures in at 6’3”, 246 lbs. He ran a 4.39 forty at his Professional day, showcasing true sideline to sideline pace. It was the primary time scouts have seen something from Parsons in over a yr. The LB opted out of the 2020 season after having among the finest performances of any LB within the nation in 2019. Parsons notched 109 tackles, 14 TFLs, 5 sacks and 4 pressured fumbles in a tour de power function for the Nittany Lions. He’s tremendous aggressive and has wonderful physique management and steadiness. He has no situation taking over blockers whereas nonetheless affecting the ball service. He has all of the instruments to lock down TE’s and maintain RB’s in test within the passing recreation. He doesn’t let ball-carriers go away as soon as he has a hand over them. Its nearly like if he’s a YAC eraser. He additionally gives quite a bit as a cross rusher when wanted, he’s a blitzer specialist and in some downs, he can play as a pure rusher reverse Joey Bosa creating havoc throughout the offensive line.

In my eyes, his solely weak spot is his lack of expertise, he solely performed two seasons as a linebacker at PSU and he was a Defensive Finish in highschool, so studying offenses is just not a power but in his recreation however he makes up for that along with his excessive athletic capacity.

Parsons vs OT and CB

Justin Herbert is the face of the franchise and the precedence needs to be to guard your largest asset. So, OT needs to be the fist want, CB second and LB/DE the third. However as I mentioned above, my guess is that one of many good OTs are going to be out there within the second spherical. The explanation I take that guess is that I’ve Parsons as one of the best linebacker and finest Defensive participant of the category, a Prime 10 prospect in his personal and I’ve Christian Darrisaw because the third finest OT of the category, a Prime 20 prospect. However the hole between Parsons and the second finest linebacker is greater than the hole between Darrisaw and the subsequent finest OT. Let’s say that Teven Jenkins, Jalen Mayfield, Samuel Cosmi or Alex Leatherwood can be found, the one which the Chargers choose can be a nonetheless good participant with upside and in addition a transparent path for enjoying time. So mainly, I´m choosing a starter on the Left Deal with and possibly the Defensive rookie of the yr with the primary two picks. That may make my week if I had been a Chargers fan, and nonetheless can handle the CB place within the third spherical and even buying and selling as much as the late second spherical for one of many good corners nonetheless out there.


You’ll be laborious pressed to discover a prospect like Micah Parsons that has that combo of explosiveness, vary, tackling, cross dashing and protection expertise. These abilities will translate to the NFL. His ceiling is to turn into a yearly candidate for defensive participant of the yr award and a Corridor of Fame profession in my eyes. He has his flaws, however they’re outweighed by the intangibles and upside. He’s the prototypical new age linebacker, and the Chargers can’t let escape the chance of taking a participant like that even when is just not their most urgent want.

Now the Vikings are on the clock…


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2021 BGN Mock Draft Order

1) Jaguars (Phoenix X Minimus): QB Trevor Lawrence
2) Jets (eagles.north.of.the.border): QB Zach Wilson
3) 49ers (I Want a Username): QB Trey Lance
4) Falcons (chewy wellington): OT Penei Sewell
5) Bengals (Dr_Horrible): WR Ja’Marr Chase
6) Dolphins (20Safety_Hazard): TE Kyle Pitts
7) Lions (drc242): WR DeVonta Smith
8) Panthers (wildcatlh): QB Justin Fields
9) Broncos (ItownBallers22): CB Patrick Surtain II
10) Cowboys (Kephas): OT Rashawn Slater
11) Giants (Billmington): WR Jaylen Waddle
12) Eagles (ablesser88): CB Jaycee Horn
13) Chargers (Georgia_eagle): LB Micah Parsons
14) Vikings (Philliesandthebees):
15) Patriots (SakPrescott):
16) Cardinals (Carson Wentzs ACL):
17) Raiders (dshelton5):
18) Dolphins (J. Wil):
19) Soccer Workforce (Negadelphia Norm):
20) Bears (Happy24):
21) Colts (Fly Like An Eagle):
22) Titans (Pleasant Neighborhood Philly Fan):
23) Jets (Asap Stocky):
24) Steelers (Gregnado):
25) Jaguars (“Snax”):
26) Browns (gerouxman1956):
27) Ravens (Brendanekstrom):
28) Saints (grantspectations):
29) Packers (Philly_Philly):
30) Payments (doublefry):
31) Chiefs (Leo Bedio):
32) Buccaneers (phuckdallas):

Now it’s time so that you can vote for who YOU suppose needs to be chosen within the 2021 BGN Group Consensus Mock Draft.


Who ought to the Los Angeles Chargers draft at No. 13?

  • 33%

    OT Christian Darrisaw

    (54 votes)

  • 13%

    OT Alijah Vera-Tucker

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  • 49%

    CB Jaycee Horn

    (79 votes)

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    DE Kwity Paye

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1) Jaguars: QB Trevor Lawrence
2) Jets: QB Zach Wilson:
3) 49ers: QB Justin Fields
4) Falcons: OT Penei Sewell
5) Bengals: WR Ja’Marr Chase
6) Dolphins: TE Kyle Pitts
7) Lions: WR DeVonta Smith
8) Panthers: OT Rashawn Slater
9) Broncos: QB Trey Lance
10) Cowboys: CB Patrick Surtain II
11) Giants: LB Micah Parsons
12) Eagles: WR Jaylen Waddle
13) Chargers:

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