Time to check in on the Fansided.com to see their latest mock draft. Here is who they have the Chargers selecting:
12. San Diego Chargers – Taylor Lewan – LT/Michigan
There is going to be a regime change in San Diego and whether or not that means the end of Philip Rivers is yet to be known. But no matter if they keep him or grab Cali kid Matt Barkley, the Chargers need to protect whoever is under center. Jake Matthews is a common pick, but Jared Gaither is alright at right tackle. Stephen Schilling at left tackle is not; Schilling is an alright lineman at best and Lewan is one of the best tackles in the country. You do the math.
There are a few issues on this evaluation, first we have the ninth pick in the draft. Second, Gaither plays left tackle and Stephen Schilling is nowhere close to starting on the line.
At least they got the correct spot on the team to upgrade. I would hate to bring in Matt Barkley onto the roster in this draft. It would be a waste of a draft pick and we need to ride it out with Philip Rivers for at least one more season.
Now with the actual selection, anyone with a mustache tattoo is OK in my book.
Taylor is going to be one of the top lineman in the draft if he decides to enter the draft. Gaither, Mike Harris and Jeromey Clary to battle it out at tackle. Lewan would probably take the starting spot from Jeromey Clary or take the left tackle position and have Gaither move over to the right side. Gaither may be even less enthusiastic to play if he has to switch sides.