San Diego Chargers 7 Round Mock Draft – Chargers Trade Down

By Ernie Padaon
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Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Nevada Wolfpack offensive lineman Joel Bitonio speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Round 2 – 33rd overall (via trade with Houston), Joel Bitonio, T/G, Nevada

Kyle Van Noy or Dee Ford feel like the natural selection here, but Tom Telesco loves his offensive linemen with attitude and he can add another one to the roster with Joel Bitonio. Bitonio has an attitude up front and will punch some holes for the running game and keep Philip Rivers standing up on offense. He likely will take over one starting guard job, with Chad Rinehart and Jeromey Clary battling out for the other starting gig.

Bitonio also can add the versatility of playing left tackle. If King Dunlap were to go down with an injury, Bitonio could kick outside and Chad Rinehart could move to the middle. Seems like a much better solution than having Fluker switch sides.