Chargers Draft

Mel Kiper mock: Chargers select DeForest Buckner

Sep 19, 2015; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive lineman DeForest Buckner (44) tackles Georgia State Panthers defensive back David West (28) at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 19, 2015; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive lineman DeForest Buckner (44) tackles Georgia State Panthers defensive back David West (28) at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports
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Mel Kiper released his latest mock draft yesterday and he has the San Diego Chargers selecting the top 3-4 defensive end available in the draft. He has the team selecting DeForest Buckner with the 3rd overall selection in the draft. Here is his reasoning:

If Tunsil is still available here, the Chargers would have a tough time passing on him, given the mess that has been their offensive line over the past few seasons. Buckner and Joey Bosa are going to grade out similarly, so it’s more about preference and fit. That said, Buckner fits pretty much everywhere.

With the 3rd selection in the draft, mock experts have the team selecting between 5 different players. Joey Bosa, Laremy Tunsil, DeForest Buckner, Jalen Ramsey and Ronnie Stanley. I would be happy with any of the first 4 that were mentioned on that list.

The Chargers need help in the trenches and Buckner will be the best of the bunch. We will be watching all these players during the combine to see how they all grade out. We know that they all have some superior talent and have produced in the college game. When they light up the board during the combine, we will all be looking forward to see which player we get to add onto our roster.

Buckner would be an instant upgrade to our weak defensive line. Buckner would immediately step in as the starter for the Chargers on the defensive line with Corey Liuget.

If Bosa and Buckner are available, we all can debate on which player would fit this team the best. For Chargers fans, we will be comparing the two players for their whole careers. Hopefully we take the player that outshines the other.

Which player will have the better career? Joey Bosa or DeForest Buckner?

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