With the 18th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the San Diego Chargers selected Melvin Ingram DE South Carolina. When Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that pick most Chargers fans leaped out of their seats with excitement, including myself. Considering that Ingram was supposed to be long gone by the time the 18th pick rolled around it was an absolute steal for the Bolts to get him when they did. The Chargers haven’t had a legitimate pass rush threat since Merriman came off the juice and his body fell apart.
But what if they didn’t take Ingram? What if they went another direction with the 18th pick? With all the trades that went down with the first 7 picks there were a ton of options available!
The offensive line has some serious issues that need to be addressed. With such a lack of depth and quality starters on the o- line was DeCastro a better option? DeCastro was considered an instant plug and play starter and just about every mock draft had him going in the top ten. He would have given the Chargers a beast of an offensive lineman for the next ten years down the road.
Are you happy with the Bolts taking Ingram? Or would you have rather they used the 18th pick on another player? Get the conversation started.