San Diego Chargers Draft: Trade up/down, stay put?

By Paul Maland
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Staying put: 

La’el Collins : Offensive Tackle – LSU – 6’5″, 321 lbs

Collins is a high motor, aggressive run blocker who has consistently pushed defenders onto their heels. He is prototype size and is comfortable both as a tackle or a guard. He knows how to finish plays and is relentless in his efforts. A big mauler could ignite the spark the Chargers are looking for in their run game.

Eddie Goldman : Defensive Tackle – Florida State – 6’3″, 315 lbs

Aug 30, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive tackle Eddie Goldman (90) in action against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Goldman brings a lot of power and versatility to any line. He is comfortable as a pure nose tackle and also could also be lined up as a pass rushing defensive end. The vast majority of his NFL comparisons are to Corey Liuget. He had 8 TFL, 4 sacks, and 1 FF in 2014. While he will be an instant contributor at the next level, he is more of a run defender than an elite pass rusher.