4.12. Matt Hennessy, C
Trade alert: The Los Angeles Chargers trade the sixth pick in the fourth round to the Denver Broncos for the 12th and 31st pick in the fourth round.
This trade was offered to us in the simulation and with the team’s next realistic pick being a center, we decided to yet again move down in the draft to obtain more draft capital.
And just like the last time, the Chargers got exactly who they would need in this situation with more offensive-line help by the way of Matt Hennessy, who Walter Football ranks as the fifth-best center in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Hennessy is not a tantalizing prospect but he is someone who could compete for the starting job right away and at the very least would give the Chargers talented depth, instead of the line crumbling if someone gets hurt.
4.31. A.J. Dillon, RB
With this selection, the Los Angeles Chargers would be getting someone to theoretically replace Melvin Gordon and help Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson in the run game. It would appear as if those two were enough, but it does not hurt to take a depth running back with an extra selection in the draft.
What makes Dillon a fit with the Chargers in the fifth round is his run style. Dillion is a more physical runner who can pick up extra yards at the line of scrimmage while also being a dependable back in the passing game.
Dillon would be a great third-down back and is someone that could be on the field in two running back packages alongside Ekeler or Jackson and do just fine.