The Chargers need defense and with the 18th pick in the draft, they should be targeting either an outside linebacker or a defensive end. This draft is deep in both positions and we should have plenty of options when are turn comes around in the order.
Here is how the draft board should look for the Bolts:
1. DE JJ Watt
2. DE Cameron Jordan
3. LB Akeem Ayers
4. LB Aldon Smith
5. LB Ryan Kerrigan
6. DE Muhammad Wilkerson
7. DE Cameron Heyward
One of these players should be available by the time our pick comes around and we will be hoping that it is either Jordan or Watt. If either of those guys are available when our pick comes around, then we will be sprinting to to the podium to make our selection. Either player would start on the defensive line and would make an immediate impact on the defense.
The players ranked 3-6 can all be mixed in a hat and just pull a name. They all have good potential and it will just be up to AJ’s preference at that minute of his decision. He is probably resorting the order as every minute passes.