Going into this year’s NFL draft, there were three names we were looking for when it came to pick number twenty-one, Zay Flowers, Jordan Addison or Dalton Kinkaid.
Bijan Robinson was in the conversation, but due to rising stock in the draft he started to seem out of reach at pick twenty-one. Any of those other guys though would be a steal and amazing pieces for the Los Angeles Chargers offense.
When our time came and all three of those prospects were still on the board I was elated.
Cheering thinking there is no way we can miss in the first round now with the guys we can choose from. Which one of these gentlemen would be receiving the ball from one of the best quarterbacks in the league?
Our time comes and Quinton Johnson is called to the blue and gold. An amazing kid and an amazing prospect but just not what was expected in round one. After looking at this young man’s tape I can see why Staley and the Chargers went for this stretch of a wide receiver. Imagine Mike Williams 2.0 with Keenan Allen‘s route cutting ability. I Can’t wait to see this triple headed wide receiver monster and Justin Herbert will accomplish this season, especially as Kellen Moore as the Offensive Coordinator.
Another head scratcher for a lot of fans was a pick that happened in the final round of this years draft. The Chargers decided to go with TCU Quarterback Max Duggan. Why would we take a quarterback after just releasing a QB in Chase Daniels and extending Easton Stick? Let me explain why this was such an amazing pick up.
Not only did we pick up Quinton Johnson from TCU but also speedster and round four pick, Derius Davis. The fastest player in all of college football last season, this kid can go.
What’s the best thing you could do for your top two wide receivers you took in the draft? A quarterback ton take second and third team reps. Now what that means is comfortability in transitioning from college ball to NFL play as well as off the field having some familiarity when it comes to support structure that’s already established with TCU teammates.
Another amazing reason is the passing of the NFL’s new rule that allows a third quarterback to be on your roster without counting against your fifty-three-man roster number. This creates competition in the backup role for Justin Herbert and adds a slight advantage in what Kellen Moore can put out onto the field as far as rounded repetitions going into second and third strings, and when your depth is prepared your chances of making a playoff run or deep playoff run in wake of obstacles skyrockets.