Tracking LA Chargers picks in 2021 NFL Draft

The 2021 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night and the Los Angeles Chargers are looking to build off an already-exciting roster.

The Bolts found their franchise quarterback in Justin Herbert last season and the defense features two superstars in pass rusher Joey Bosa and safety Derwin James, who missed all of 2020 due to knee surgery.

The Chargers also brought in former Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley as the team's head coach. Staley is credited by many as the mastermind behind the dominant Rams defense, a unit that allowed the lowest number of regular-season points and gave up the least number of yards in 2020.

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Below is the updated list of Los Angeles Chargers picks:


  • First round, 13th overall - Rashawn Slater, offensive lineman, Northwestern
  • Second round, 47th overall - Asante Samuel Jr., cornerback, Florida State
  • Third round, 77th overall - Josh Palmer, wide receiver, Tennessee
  • Third round, 97th overall - Tre' McKitty, tight end, Georgia
  • Fourth round, 118th overall - Chris Rumph II, linebacker, Duke
  • Fifth round, 159th overall - Brendan James, offensive lineman, Nebraska
  • Sixth round, 185th overall (from Jacksonville via Tennessee) - Nick Niemann, linebacker, Iowa
  • Sixth round, 198th overall - Larry Rountree III, running back, Missouri 
  • Seventh round, 241st overall - Mark Webb, safety, Georgia



  1. Jacksonville Jaguars - Trevor Lawrence, quarterback, Clemson
  2. New York Jets - Zach Wilson, quarterback, BYU
  3. San Francisco 49ers (from Houston via Miami) - Trey Lance, quarterback, North Dakota State
  4. Atlanta Falcons - Kyle Pitts, tight end, Florida
  5. Cincinnati Bengals - Ja'Marr Chase, wide receiver, LSU
  6. Miami Dolphins (from Philadelphia) - Jaylen Waddle, wide receiver, Alabama
  7. Detroit Lions - Penei Sewell, offensive lineman, Oregon
  8. Carolina Panthers - Jaycee Horn, cornerback, South Carolina
  9. Denver Broncos - Patrick Surtain II, cornerback, Alabama
  10. Philadelphia Eagles - Devonta Smith, wide receiver, Alabama (from Dallas Cowboys)
  11. Chicago Bears - Justin Fields, quarterback, Ohio State (from New York Giants)
  12. Dallas Cowboys (from Philadelphia Eagles via San Francisco and Miami) - Micah Parsons, linebacker, Penn State
  13. Los Angeles Chargers - Rashawn Slater, offensive lineman, Northwestern
  14. New York Jets - Alijah Vera-Tucker, offensive lineman, USC (from Minnesota)
  15. New England Patriots - Mac Jones, quarterback, Alabama