Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Way-too-early Los Angeles Chargers 2025 NFL mock draft roundup

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2025 NFL Draft, we will update our Los Angeles Chargers Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Los Angeles Chargers from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Chargers:

Fox Sports - Rob Rang (5/3)

15. James Pearce Jr., EDGE, Tennessee

Pearce led the SEC with 10 sacks in 2023 and finished second in the conference with 15 tackles for loss. Listed by the Vols at 6-foot-5 and 242 pounds, Pearce has a lean, lanky frame that can handle another 10-15 pounds without sacrificing his trademark burst and bend off the edge.

ESPN - Jordan Reid (5/2)

16. Tetairoa McMillan, WR, Arizona

More pass-catchers are needed for Justin Herbert, and McMillan is a massive 6-5 target who can align anywhere in formations. He's a long-striding route runner with Velcro-like hands, and he has plenty of speed for a bigger wideout. McMillan averaged 107.8 receiving yards per game last season (fifth in the FBS) and caught a touchdown in five of his final six games.

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San Diego Union-Tribune - Eddie Brown (5/2)

19. Colston Loveland, TE, Michigan

Jim Harbaugh collects tight ends and prospects from his alma mater. Loveland's size (6-5, 245) and elite athleticism makes him a matchup nightmare. He would have easily been the TE2 behind only Brock Bowers this year had he been eligible.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (4/30)

19. Colston Loveland, TE, Michigan

Loveland would have been the easy TE2 (behind Brock Bowers) if he'd been eligible for this year's draft. I'm not sure what his stat line will look like in 2024 playing with a new quarterback, but his athletic traits give him a great chance of being a top-20 pick next April.

PFF - Max Chadwick (4/29)

18. Colston Loveland, TE, Michigan

Loveland is TE1 in 2024 and reunites here with Jim Harbaugh in Los Angeles. Loveland finished 2023 with the 10th-best receiving grade and the fifth-most receiving yards in college football. He returns to the Wolverines as their top receiving threat and should see plenty of targets during Michigan's quest to repeat as national champions.

The 33rd Team - Marcus Mosher (4/29)

9. Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State

If Burden isn't the first receiver off the board, the expectation is that Emeka Egbuka will be the next man up. Egbuka saw his production fall by more than half in 2023 due to injuries, but he decided to return for his senior season and improve his draft stock. As long as he can stay healthy, he should be a lock for a top-15 pick next year.

USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (4/28)

12. Deone Walker, IDL, Kentucky

It's rare to find a defensive tackle who stands 6-6 and 342 pounds. It's rarer still a player of that build to be as natural at making plays in the backfield as Walker is, with his 7½ sacks and 12½ tackles for loss in 2023 underscoring his rare finishing touch. Jim Harbaugh's mission to be physical up front could help lead him to Walker, who would help transform a lackluster group.

CBS Sports - Ryan Wilson (4/28)

20. Evan Stewart, WR, Oregon

Stewart is a dynamic athlete with top-end speed, change-of-direction ability, and great hands. He can accelerate quickly off the line of scrimmage using a variety of different releases and can quickly stack defenders.

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