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Will the Chargers finally take a defensive lineman in the draft?

Feb 29, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive back Jalen Ramsey changes his shoes during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 29, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive back Jalen Ramsey changes his shoes during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
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I have said this many times in the past and I will say it again, Tom Telesco doesn’t care too much about defensive linemen. Tom Telesco falls in love with skill players and we might see it again when the San Diego Chargers go up for the 3rd overall selection in the draft. At this point,  I believe that the Chargers board has Laremy Tunsil at the top and the 2nd selection that they would take is Jalen Ramsey. Following Ramsey is Joey Bosa, then DeForest Buckner.

Telesco has passed up on many defensive lineman in the first round and has leaned on getting skill players with the top selections. He chose an offensive lineman with DJ Fluker with his very first draft and the need in that area was too huge to ignore.

What is the highest defensive line player that Tom Telesco has chosen in the draft? He chose Ryan Carrethers in the 5th round and he chose Darius Philon in the 6th round.  We were in desperate need for defensive linemen during all of those drafts and we have waited till the 5th round to make that selection. That tells me that Tommy doesn’t care about the position in the draft and he would rather get some skill players on this squad.

Welcome Jalen Ramsey to the squad and get ready to see him take over the safety spot for years to come. Ramsey and Verrett will dominate in the secondary and will bring some exciting plays back there. We still need to find some defensive linemen, but the team may look to fill that spot through free agency. I would love to add a big name through free agency to add up front, but Tom usually waits patiently to see who becomes available late in the game and then fills out his roster. We will see who becomes free.

Do you think Tommy T will pick up Jalen Ramsey with the 3rd overall selection?

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