The Los Angeles Chargers decided to fire head coach Anthony Lynn, even after winning four straight to close the season, and sweeping three straight against AFC West opponents. Now, they embark on a search to find the man who is going to get the absolute best out of Justin Herbert, the consensus selection for Offensive Rookie of the Year.
With Herbert proving he is a legitimate franchise quarterback in Year 1, the Chargers now shift their focus on keeping him upright. They do that by bringing in Christian Darrisaw with pick No. 13, a player who can start on the left side even as a rookie next season.
The Minnesota Vikings are another one of those teams that should have made the playoffs but struggled to play consistent football all season long. As they turn their focus to 2021, they have some solid pieces in place but need help along the offensive line, and they get some at pick No. 14 overall.
The Vikings really struggle on the interior of their offensive line, and while this is a bit high for Creed Humphrey, he may be too hard to pass up. He can play guard or center at the next level, clearing the way for do-everything running back Dalvin Cook for the foreseeable future.
The New England Patriots finished 2020 without a winning record, which is not something we have said for the last 20 years. Still, they had to endure a lot, including COVID, and a bunch of starters opting out before the season, so do not count on them being down for long.
At pick No. 15, they could decide to bring in a quarterback, but the likelihood is that most likely they will address another area in the middle of round one. With this pick, they get their new Rob Gronkowski, adding the most talented tight end in this draft class, and a pass-catching machine in Kyle Pitts from Florida.