Bolts 1st Round Draft Possibilities

It is draft season and the NFL combines in Indianapolis open up today. The San Diego Chargers have a number of needs that they can fill in the first round of the draft and mock drafts have the Chargers mainly focused on the defensive side of the ball. The defensive end position has a lot of options that should be available when their turn comes around at pick number 18. The Bolts are looking to fill in the starter spot where Jacques Cesaire played last season.

Some mocks have the Chargers choosing an outside linebacker because Larry English has not proven anything since he was drafted in the first round a couple of years ago. Other mocks have us selecting an offensive tackle or a wide receiver.

We should be looking to find an impact player on the defensive side of the ball. Here are some of the options that may be available when we pick and how I rank them for our team.

1. Adrian Clayborn, DE
Iowa Hawkeyes
6′ 4″ 285 lbs.

2. Ryan Kerrigan, DE
Purdue Boilermakers
6′ 4″ 255 lbs.

3. Akeem Ayers, OLB
UCLA Bruins
6′ 4″ 255 lbs.

4. J.J Watt, DE
Wisconsin Badgers
6′ 6″ 292 lbs.

5. Cameron Jordan, DE
California Golden Bears
6′ 4″ 283 lbs.

6. Tyron Smith, OT
USC Trojans
6′ 5″ 280 lbs.

7. Jon Baldwin, WR
Pittsburgh Panthers
6′ 5″ 225 lbs.

8. Nate Solder, OT
Colorado Buffaloes
6′ 9″ 315 lbs

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Tags: Adrian Clayborn Akeem Ayers Aldon Smith Jj Watt Jon Baldwin Nate Solder Ryan Kerrigan Tyron Smith

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