Mel Kiper jumped onto his twitter and shared his thoughts on the San Diego Chargers and our options in the draft. Here is what he had to say:
The San Diego Chargers are one of the toughest teams to project in rd one. They could take a pass rushing OLB, a CB, or a SS. And Rd 2 a RB.
Options for the Chargers at pick #18 would be OLB Chandler Jones, CB Stephon Gilmore, CB Dre Kirkpatrick. SS Harrison Smith.
The Chargers could look at either LaMichael James or Doug Martinin the 2nd rd, then possibly add S Antonio Allen on round 3.
I’m never shocked by what happens on draft day, but I can’t see Alabama S Mark Barron dropping past the Eagles at pick 15.
A.J. is loving this! Who will he pick?
I like that Kiper is on the right side of the football! DEFENSE DEFENSE DEFENSE!
Outside linebacker and strong safety both top the list for us, but I don’t see us drafting a corner in the first round. We just drafted Shareece Wright and Marcus Gilchrist last season and they have to step up.
Chandler Jones and Harrison Smith at 18? I would want to either trade up for Mark Barron or trade down and still have those guys available to draft.
If we don’t bring in that veteran runningback, then I like the possibilities of bringing in a little scat back to fill the role that Darren Sproles had. BUT we should be looking to fill a different hole in the second round and possibly go after that runningback in the 3rd (Ronnie Hillman?). The second round should fill the hole that we didn’t pick up in the first.
The draft is 16 days away, what are you hoping for?