Cody Latimer Hype Has Him Climbing to 1st Round. Should Chargers Consider In the 1st?

By Ernie Padaon

Nov 23, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Indiana Hoosiers wide receiver Cody Latimer (3) runs with the ball after a catch in the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

The buzz on Cody Latimer has him skyrocketing up to the first round in the draft. His combination of speed and size has all the scouts talking about his skills and he is making an epic rise up draft boards.

The Cody Latimer hype is very real, gentlemen, both in the media and around the league. Generating legitimate first round buzz.

— Ryan Lownes (@ryanlownes) April 18, 2014

Should the Chargers consider taking him in the first round of the draft? The Chargers have shown their interest in the young player with Tom Telesco attending his Pro Day and by having him come down to the facility for a visit. The team is interested in selecting the receiver in the draft, but is Latimer worth our first round draft pick? Is he worth passing up on a defensive player?

With all the talent in the NFL Draft at wide receiver, the Chargers should wait till later in the draft in order to make a move for a receiver. At least later to make a move on Latimer. There should be better receivers available in the first round when the Chargers select and Latimer seems to be a better value on Day 2 of the draft. If Latimer is the best receiver on the board, then we should have some nice options to select for the defense.

Would you want the Chargers to take Cody Latimer with the first round selection?