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Chargers strike gold in latest Lance Zierlein mock draft

NFL Media’s Lance Zierlein released his latest mock draft on Monday, and he has the Chargers hitting a home run at No. 5 overall with the selection of Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr.

The Chargers need a tackle, and this could be a valuable pick if they decide to trade back. But Harrison Jr. put up 118 and 120 yards against Jim Harbaugh while he coached Michigan, so why not bring the ballyhooed wideout aboard?

So, how was Los Angeles able to do the unthinkable? Simple. Zierlein has the Cardinals passing on Harrison altogether and selecting LSU’s Malik Nabers, who has been commonly mocked to the Bolts during this process.

Zierlein said there is a lack of consensus on the wide receiver pecking order despite most of the general population believing that Harrison is the No. 1 wideout in this year’s class.

Should this actually happen, or if the Cardinals were to trade back with a quarterback-needy team, assuming that the first three picks are QBs, this would be a no-brainer for the Chargers.

Harrison is a bonafide star skill player with athleticism, speed, route-running savvy and elite ball skills. He would quickly develop close chemistry with Justin Herbert and boost the offense significantly.

Story originally appeared on Chargers Wire