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Should the Chargers Consider Any Offensive Players in Round 1?

The San Diego Chargers SHOULD go defense at the top of the draft. The defense has the biggest needs at this point and the pass defense is the biggest area in which we can improve. Different corners and pass rushers have been mentioned at the top of the draft for the team, but are there any offensive players that you would consider in the first round of the draft? Are there any wide receivers that you would make a move on? An offensive tackle or offensive guard?

If Marquise Lee, Odell Beckham Jr or Brandin Cooks are available with the 25th selection in the draft, would you consider any of them? It would be hard to pass up on some of that talent with the 25th selection, but our biggest need is on defense. Would you still go with the top corner or pass rusher available?

Would you consider taking Zack Martin with the 25th selection? Martin would likely be moved inside to guard and could be one of the most dominant offensive linemen out of this draft. Imagine having Martin and D.J. Fluker killing people up front for the next few years.

Are there any offensive players that you would consider taking in the first round OR are you strictly looking to improve the defense in round 1?

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  • Sergio Quintero

    They should consider Beckham & Cooks who probably are higher rated players than the corners & Nix, if the draft was a easy as taking the BPA they would take them.

    They need a guard, but Delissandris is so good I would wait to at least the 2nd round, with a cluster of Yankey, Jackson, Dozier, Turner, Martin & Richburg, you will find guard options between rounds 2-4.

    • BlueBoltFan

      Every time I watch game tape of LSU regardless of what for, other teams, specific players going up against LSU, Beckham is ALWAYS making big plays. It’s crazy.

      I haven’t been convinced yet that Cooks will be the sum of his parts, but his potential is exciting.

      • Sergio Quintero

        Try to video, its so rare to watch a small receiver with such excellent ball skills, the balls above his head are his, much like Steve Smith used to do with the Panthers, plus watch him with the ball in his hands in the bubble screens, dude has magic.

        He did drop the easiest pass thrown to him all night.


  • Nate Lew

    For the receivers I’d only like Beckham of the 3, love Cooks but too similar to Royal’s mold and have very similar skill sets, if Kelvin Benjamin is available at our pick I wouldn’t dislike that either. Can’t wait for this draft, been counting down since before NFL.com was but still I can’t find it within myself to spend time watching film of linemen. Not sure I’d even know what to ‘scout’ correctly so I’ll leave that up to the Chargers. Zach Martin would be a boring pick to me but a safe one in the sense we know Joe D will get the most out of him, & we’d have the right side of our line locked down for a decade.

    • Sergio Quintero

      Cooks reminds me of Desean Jackson, he played most his snaps on the outside, their skill sets are very similar, and he’s probably a better route runner than Jackson, and cleaner in the character department.

      I don’t think they will take him, but if Desean can play outside, this guy can play outside.

      • Daryl Peek

        I see Cooks as more of a Steve Smith type. Super fast and very strong in going up competing for the ball. Most forget how much of a beast Smith was all of those years with the Panthers. He did those things with bad QB’s most of the time. If Cooks was on the board at 25 I’d have a hard time passing on him. CB is my first priority.

        • Sergio Quintero

          Lets remember Steve Smith is a better player than Desean Jackson in their primes, so just something to ponder.

          • Daryl Peek


          • RoyalChargers

            Trade back with cooks on the board and he should be a charger

          • Sergio Quintero

            Cooks shouldn’t get passed the Panthers and/or 49ers not much room to trade back.

  • thanos kaplanis

    not another LSU receiver please. remember Buster!

  • Calman21

    No offensive weapons, but a guard or a tackle I could see.

  • navw21

    Only if ALL of the Defensive players we’ve been linked to have already been taken.

  • RoyalChargers

    I don’t think I’ll choose any offensive player worth the first round pick. Would have to be a trade back then I would choose brandon cooks he’s so fast and has shown he can play on the outside and not get beat by a jam. He has sure hands and fits the ty Hilton mold. He’s stronger and heavier than tavon Austin. Almost a Steve Smith clone. I’ll take a receiver like that for our offense any day

  • Cgoodness13

    If they can start and be a star for the team then yes

  • Aaron Johnson

    If the best player on our board is an offensive player and the next guy on our board is a 2nd round defender, trade down. Our offense doesnt have glaring holes in it and the late rounds should give us options there.

  • tubbs45

    The only realistic way I could see that going down is if we trade down and have an early second round pick. There are so many great defensive players that will make an impact from the get go. While I realize the WR pool is big too, we can allow some one in the offense time to grow, while the CB situation will is NOW…

    Happy Friday Bolt Beat!!


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  • gpack17

    i would take an offensive player..if it is a guard..but a true guard…not martin who would be a converted guard…i would take sua filo there, but obviously if nix is available he would be my 1st choice.

  • tubbs45

    Any thoughts about Joel Bitonio OT out of Nevada? he is rolling up draft boards as well.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      I’d be ok with an oline player in the first. It’s not like that project is finished.

  • BoltNative

    The answer is “no they shouldn’t.”

  • arnie

    Okay i’ve been on this kick for a while, and Ernie started it. A few things so you understand why i say what i say. It’s not “where” you take, but “who” is taken. The offense is awesome “now”. It could be unstoppable with a pick on offense. Hardwick an Clary will likely be gone next year, getting a young stud up from that could learn from Hardwick, and replace or back-up Clary, would help keep Rivers upright, and open some bigger holes in the run game.
    The defense is a few years from being top ten. Besides we already have a few DB’s that we did not see because of injury. Steve Williams was a stud at the combine and college, Brandon Taylor had some setbacks. All in all the Chargers have a young backfield, which experience held them back. Also we never got to see Butler, Ingram, and Te’o on the field at once, until the end of the season. So my view of the Chargers “needs” are slightly different. Now getting a NT would help create more pressure up front and improve the everything else. My concern is the Chargers need to up-grade the DC position.
    So with all that said…BPA

  • Matt

    Only if a really good offensive player falls from the top picks. Lewan and Martin are future tackles we could use. I would take Ebron and Mike Evans if they fall too.

    Other than that, I would go Nix, Defensive Back, Pass Rusher in that order.

  • Alter Ego

    Hell to the “no”…Defense – Defense -Defense…we need to match up better – the best way to help Phillip is to stop the other guys offense. Go with that,

  • Loco Bravo

    Take CB’s in rounds one & two and a QB in # 3 to back up Brad Sorensen in three years.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Zack Martin would be the only offensive player mentioned that I would be willing to entertain in the first. Unless for some odd reason one of the top three left tackles fell to us . I think that would still be in line with our plans of stabilizing the offensive line for years come. Otherwise, we need a player for the secondary.

  • Roy

    Mike Evans

  • Jeremy Bueno

    I see this years draft as, if we don’t select a Defensive guy in the first or trade down to get multiple picks in the second, it will be a failed draft. Simple as that. As much as I want another WR for Rivers, the draft class is soo deep this year that I’m sure we can pick a great WR in the 3rd. So my suggestions are DT and CB with the first two picks!