Amongst the many landing spots for USC Trojans offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker, two appear to be more distinguished than other individuals as the 2021 NFL draft techniques.
One location is the Las Vegas Raiders at No. 17, supplied their reshuffling along the offensive line and the need to obtain an anchor in the draft. The other location is the Los Angeles Chargers at No. 13.
It’s not challenging to determine out: Justin Herbert — a aim of our new companions at Ducks Wire — wants additional security. Oregon’s Penei Sewell will be off the board for the Chargers at No. 13, so the only way the Bolts can get Sewell is if they trade up. The Chargers would probable need to have to trade up to No. 5 so that they can get Sewell rather of the Cincinnati Bengals, who have Sewell in brain as Joe Burrow’s protector.
If the Chargers do not want to give the Bengals long term first-round picks or other property, they can just stand pat at 13 and hold out for Vera-Tucker to appear to them.
With the draft a lot less than a comprehensive week absent, more draft analysts are warming to the thought that the Chargers will continue to keep Vera-Tucker in Los Angeles, enabling a USC star to not go away the Metropolis of Angels.
Usa TODAY’s Nate Davis is 1 of these analysts. In his mock draft — which incorporates some extremely attention-grabbing trade situations — he has Vera-Tucker likely to the Bolts at 13:
No matter whether he’s deployed at guard or tackle, exactly where the Trojans applied him in 2020, Vera-Tucker addresses a problem for the Bolts, who must keep on to invest in bodyguards in front of offensive rookie of the yr Justin Herbert.
That is an fully audio thought course of action. The Chargers know that Herbert has electric powered expertise. He confirmed it last 12 months in a stunning rookie time. Now the franchise demands to devote in preserving Herbert content and wholesome. Alijah Vera-Tucker will empower that system to become reality on draft night time.
Do not be stunned if this is the final result on April 29.