Los Angeles Chargers draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections

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Here is a 2021 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the Los Angeles Chargers:

Round 1 (No. 13 overall) - Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern: The Wildcats' first Round 1 selection since 2005, Slater likely plugs in as offensive rookie of the year Justin Herbert's new bodyguard on the blind side. Slater can likely thrive at any O-line position, but given the Bolts have an issue at left tackle – and Slater has shown in the Big Ten pits that he can handle players like Chase Young – expect him to slot in there.  Draft tracker

Round 2 (47) - Asante Samuel, Jr., CB, Florida State: Another son of a former NFL star, Samuel the Younger is a more willing tackler than dad sometimes was. He can also generate turnovers and helps out the Bolts secondary after the losses of Rayshawn Jenkins and Casey Hayward. Samuel had three picks in eight games for the Seminoles in 2020, when he was an all-ACC selection. Draft tracker

Round 3 (77) - Josh Palmer, WR Tennessee: A Canadian who had to adjust from the Canadian version of football, he caught 67 balls for the Vols over the past two years. Could compete for No. 3 job with Bolts. Draft tracker

Round 3 (97, compensatory) - Tre' McKitty, TE, Georgia: A 6-4, 246-pounder who was more productive as a receiver at Florida State, McKitty should get an opportunity in L.A. after the Bolts lost Hunter Henry in free agency. Draft tracker

Round 4 (118) - Chris Rumph II, DE, Duke

Round 5 (159) - Brenden Jaimes, OT, Nebraska

Round 6 (185, from Jaguars through Titans) - Nick Niemann, LB, Iowa

Round 6 (198) - Larry Rountree III, RB, Missouri

Round 7 (241) - Mark Webb, S, Georgia

Los Angeles Chargers' last five top draft picks:

  • 2020 (No. 6 overall): Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
  • 2019 (No. 28 overall): Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
  • 2018 (No. 17 overall): Derwin James, S, Florida State
  • 2017 (No. 7 overall): Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
  • 2016 (No. 3 overall): Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State

2021 NFL draft: Team-by-team picks

AFC East: Bills | Dolphins | Jets | Patriots

AFC North: Bengals | Browns | Ravens | Steelers

AFC South: Colts | Jaguars | Texans | Titans

AFC West: Broncos | Chargers | Chiefs | Raiders

NFC East: Cowboys | Eagles | Giants | Washington

NFC North: Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings

NFC South: Buccaneers | Falcons | Panthers | Saints

NFC West: 49ers | Cardinals | Rams | Seahawks

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