It just seems like those tackles are not going to be there come pick 11. Mock drafts still have the Chargers selecting Lane Johnson, but that is because they do not account for potential trades and such. Someone is going to want to move up for the Left Tackle and the Chargers likely will not be the one to do so.
So, what do you do with the 11th pick when all those left tackles are off the board?
You pick the best player available. Jarvis Jones has been on a rollercoaster on draft boards because of concerns of his health. Jones was diagnosed with spinal stenosis in his freshman season and that will have teams scrambling to get him cleared medically.
He led the country in sacks (14.5), tackles for loss (24.5), and forced fumbles (7) despite missing two games. He is a playmaker off of the edge in a 3-4 defense.
The San Diego Chargers already have Melvin Ingram and Jarret Johnson projected to play the outside linebacker role this coming season, but we are looking for an elite pass rusher to add to the team. Jones would definitely help the team bring the heat and would force one of the other guys to move to inside linebacker.
The offensive line problems would have to be addressed in the next couple of rounds, but if we can get that mean pass rusher and the tackles are gone, then we might have to jump in on that.
Topics: San Diego Chargers