Los Angeles Chargers 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Brock Bowers, Kalen King Land in Los Angeles

A new GM and head coach are headed to the Los Angeles Chargers to build around Justin Herbert. Who do they take in this 2024 NFL Mock Draft to help?

With the first 18 picks of the 2024 NFL Draft set at the end of the regular season, many NFL fan bases are turning their attention to the NFL Draft. Mock draft season is underway, with executives and fans hoping for their next up-and-coming superstar.

This mock draft will dive into the Los Angeles Chargers, who will pick fifth (barring a trade) in the 2024 NFL Draft. This mock draft was constructed using the PFN Mock Draft Simulator.

Los Angeles Chargers 2024 NFL Draft Picks

The Chargers enter the 2024 NFL Draft with a new head coach and a pick in every round. The fifth overall pick headlines their selections, but will they run the card up or trade to garner more capital come April?

  • Round 1, Pick 5: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia
  • Round 2, Pick 37: Kalen King, CB, Penn State
  • Round 3, Pick 69: Jackson Powers-Johnson, OC, Oregon
  • Round 4, Pick 101: Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame
  • Round 5, Pick 133: Justin Eboigbe, DT, Alabama
  • Round 6, Pick 165: Edefuan Ulofoshio, LB, Washington
  • Round 7, Pick 197: Michael Wiley, RB, Arizona

Los Angeles Chargers 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft

Round 1, Pick 5: Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia

I’ve seen Malik Nabers mocked here often, and it makes plenty of sense with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams both set to hit free agency following next season.

With that being said, it’d be hard to pass up on Brock Bowers if he is on the board.

Bowers can be the best tight end in the NFL pretty quickly. Justin Herbert works the middle of the field as well as anyone and has targeted his tight end room often in every year of his career.

There’s a potential for Bowers to regularly earn 90+ targets a year with the Chargers and be an elite playmaker for the Chargers to pair with Justin Herbert for the long haul.

Round 2, Pick 37: Kalen King, CB, Penn State

Michael Davis is set to be a free agent, and the Chargers’ cornerback room is thin enough as it is. The Chargers need an infusion of talent across the board, especially on their defense. Pick a passing defense category and the Chargers were close to the bottom of the NFL at it.

Kalen King is a talented athlete with the ability to hold his own on an island in coverage. While he is a tad too aggressive at times, he brings enough playmaking ability to help make up the difference in the Chargers’ secondary needs.

Round 3, Pick 69: Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon

Corey Linsley is retiring due to a heart condition that sidelined him for this season, a decision worth applauding as player health and safety is the top concern. His retirement opens up a significant gap on the Chargers’ offense.

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A quick, powerful center, Jackson Powers-Johnson can step right into the open center role and lock it down for years.

Round 4, Pick 101: Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame

The right tackle spot for the Chargers hasn’t quite been figured out. While a new coaching staff could get Trey Pipkins back to playing up to his contract extension, it’s also possible the team decides to move on or add more competition to that side.

Fisher’s name will be a quick riser up draft boards this season, with his movement skills and obvious technical polish coming out of Notre Dame. He has the tools to be a long-term right tackle in the NFL.

Round 5, Pick 133: Justin Eboigbe, DT, Alabama

We all saw the Chargers’ run defense this season. While a shift away from Brandon Staley will help, the Chargers will have to restock this room and infuse it with more talent. Sebastian Joseph-Day has already been waived and Austin Johnson is set to hit free agency, leaving over 1,000 snaps up for grabs.

Justin Eboigbe is one of the best run defenders in college football this season. A rugged and stout defensive tackle, Eboigbe holds up well at the point of attack and can hold his own against double-teams, something the Chargers struggled with this season.

Round 6, Pick 165: Edefuan Ulofoshio, LB, Washington

The Chargers continue to add to their defense by replenishing their linebacker room here. Kenneth Murray is a pending free agent and Eric Kendricks seems like a lock to be cut in the offseason, and they were the only Chargers linebackers to play over 250 snaps this season.

Ulofoshio is on the smaller side for a linebacker, at 6’1″, 236 pounds, but he brings the juice in space and can be a starting-caliber WILL in the NFL as well as a special-teams ace.

Round 7, Pick 197: Michael Wiley, RB, Arizona

The Chargers will have to continue building out their run game to help Justin Herbert out in the long run. Austin Ekeler is a pending free agent, and no other Chargers running back has stepped up to assume the lead-back role.

Where the Chargers will miss Ekeler is his role as a pass-catching back. Michael Wiley was one of the best receiving backs in the country this season and plays with good physicality as a runner in open space. He could be a valuable part of the Chargers’ running back committee.

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