One month left until draft day and I am as confused as ever. Last year I knew the Chargers were going with a CB in the first round and I had Attaochu as our second pick. This year I am not even sure the Chargers know what they are doing at this point and to be quite honest they might not know until their name is called on Draft Day.
What if Mariota or Devante Parker are on the board at 17? Will the Chargers take one of them and scramble their draft plan? I got a feeling it could be a wacky draft year. Today lets look at a needs based draft – a logical draft. Maybe later this week I will throw up some other possibilities… maybe I won’t.
1. Defensive Line – This comes as no surprise. The Chargers ranked near the bottom in the league in stopping the run and putting pressure on the QB. Corey Liuget is the only lineman that has shown any upper level ability. This area needs a huge upgrade.
2. Running Back – With Matthews gone, the Chargers need a #1 back to pound between the tackles.
3. ILB – Last year the Chargers carried 5 ILBs. There is no depth right now behind Teo, Butler and Conner. Will this still be addressed in FA? I don’t know, but it is a concern.
4. Offensive Line – While I have hopes for Robinson and Watt as starters, I would love to see the Chargers pick up another solid guy for this unit.
5. Quarterback – At some point we all need to realize that Rivers can’t play forever. We all wish he could, but he can’t. Is this the year to grab that QB of the future?
First Pick – Malcolm Brown, DT Texas, 6-2, 319
Second pick – Jay Ajayi, RB Boise State, 6-0, 221 ~ Tazz thinks this guy is the best back in the draft :O
Third Pick – Tre Jackson, OG Florida State, 6-4 330
No video highlights for this guy – because video highlight for offensive guards are boring.
Fourth Pick – Bryce Petty
Fifth Pick – Traded to Rams to move up in the 2nd to get Ajayi
Sixth Pick – Used to move up in 3rd round to get Tre Jackson
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