The San Diego Chargers traded up to select Melvin Gordon with the 15th overall pick.
The San Diego Chargers came into the 2015 NFL Draft looking to build up the offensive line, build up the defensive front 8 and also had a huge need at running back. There are other needs in there also, but those seem to be the top 3 areas that the team would be looking to fill heading into the draft.
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There were a ton of rumors swirling before the draft about a possible trade with the Tennessee Titans to take Marcus Mariota with the number 2 selection. We were all on the edge of our seat when that selection came around and were preparing for a possible trade involving Philip Rivers. We don’t have to deal with that though.
The Chargers finished with a 9-7 record last season and barely missed out on the playoffs. If only we could beat the Kansas City Chiefs. We are looking for a few playmakers that can take this team to the next level and make that next step into the playoffs.
At pick 17, the Chargers were linked to players like Melvin Gordon, Cameron Erving, Andrus Peat and Malcom Brown. This is one of those drafts where it was very hard to predict the direction that the Chargers were going to go with their selection.
The San Diego Chargers pulled off a draft day trade with the San Francisco 49ers to add their running back. They selected Melvin Gordon with the 15th overall pick in the draft and traded their first overall pick with their 4th rounder and 5th round pick next year in order to move up.
Gordon will be the lead back and take the role that Ryan Mathews had on the roster. Hopefully he will have a little better luck with his health. The team finished 30th in the run game last season, so the team needed to make improvements in that part of the game.
The Chargers now have a running back that can take the load and will now be looking to find an o-line player next. We likely will not touch a d-line player till the 3rd.
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