Los Angeles Chargers: Complete draft grades for the 2020 NFL Draft

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– Joe Reed

In the fifth round, the Chargers made an interesting selection by taking wide receiver Joe Reed from Virginia. While Reed is listed as a receiver coming into the NFL, he might not end up solely playing that position.

In college, Reed was a jack of all trades kind of player. He played wide receiver, running back, and was also utilized on special teams. After a quiet couple of years at Virginia, Reed burst out with 77 receptions in his senior season. However, he only had 679 receiving yards, as the yards per catch average wasn’t great.

Reed will certainly be an interesting player to watch for the Chargers. While he is listed as a wide receiver, he seems like he could be a factor for them on special teams, as he was quite good in coverage. Also, a switch to running back might be best for him on the offensive side of the ball.

Grade: B

– Alohi Gilman

In the sixth round, the Chargers addressed the defensive side of the ball once again by selecting Alohi Gilman from Notre Dame. While Gilman might not be the most athletic prospect, he was a good player in the box for the Notre Dame and has a knack for the ball.

Gilman might not have the speed to be a great cover safety in the NFL, but he should be good in and around the box as a sure tackler. For a sixth-round pick, the Chargers did pretty well with this one, as Gilman has something that he can do on the defensive side of the ball very well.