Michael Mayers would give the Los Angeles Chargers a top tight end
The Chargers’ offense has a number of playmakers already with Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Austin Ekeler. If there is one position that has underwhelmed the past few years it is at tight end.
Last year, Gerald Everett led the position with 58 receptions, 555 receiving yards and four touchdowns. After him, the Chargers do have Donald Parham and Tre McKitty, who they drafted in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft, but both of those tight ends each finished with only 10 receptions.
While there isn’t a Kyle Pitts type tight end in this year’s class, there is a number of good players that the Los Angeles Chargers could target like Notre Dame’s Michael Mayers. Among the players in this year’s NFL Draft, Mayers is probably the most complete player at the position and is more of a traditional tight end.
He is a player that will likely play more in line and contribute both in the run game as a blocker and also as a pass catcher. At Notre Dame, Mayers had 180 receptions, 2,099 receiving yards, and 18 touchdowns.
In this offense, with the players already in place, Michael Mayers could break the trend of tight ends taking some time to make an impact and have a good rookie season.