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Feb 29, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive back Jalen Ramsey goes through a workout drill 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 goes through a workout drill during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chargers have only 37 days left to make visits, bring guys in, watch pro days and ultimately tune up that draft board.  The Chargers need to strike gold this year to rebound from a disappointing 2015 campaign.  Tom Telesco needs to abandon what he has done in the past year’s drafts if he plans to turn the ship around.  His main blunder has been not drafting lineman and the Chargers have suffered because of it.  The offensive and defensive lines both struggled last year.  The Chargers where near the bottom of the league in sacks allowed, yards per carry and yards given up per carry.  Something needs to change in the way this team is being built.

We know he loves skill players.  Maybe he will draft a WR or QB or pick up another running back because shoot we lost Donald Brown.

With all that in mind what will TT do with that #3 pick.  We know he loves skill players.  Maybe he will draft a WR or QB or pick up another running back because shoot we lost Donald Brown.  ( That’s sarcasm in case you are not tracking here.)  The good news for us fans is that there might be a skill player at number 3 who just happens to fit a need on our team.  TT may screw up and not draft the lineman we need, but this year it will make sense.

With the #3 pick the Chargers select… Jalen Ramsey.

Ramsey is a talented kid and if you are looking for someone to fill Eric Weddle’s shoes for the next 10 years, you found him.  The kid is talented and athletic enough to warrant the #3 pick.  And with a deep draft at defensive line (the Chargers greatest area of need, it does not hurt them to go with a safety here.  Another reason this makes sense is that the quality at safety in this year’s draft drops off a cliff after Ramsey, if you are looking for someone to plug in day 1, Ramsey is your guy – the only guy.

With the 35th pick in the 2016 draft the Chargers Select… Vernon Butler, Kenny Clark or Austin Johnson.

Like I said above the draft is deep with D-linemen.  Anyone of these 3 guys can step in and start at the other DT spot.  Pairing one of these guys with Liuget and Mebane greatly improves the Charger D-line and gives us hope that we may be able to stop a running back next year.

With the 66th pick in the draft the Chargers select … Max Tuerk.

Is Tuerk a reach here? Nah.  He was the top prospect a center at the start of 2016.  An injury sidelined him for his senior season and has caused him to slip down the draft boards.  Who does he remind me of… Nick Hardwick.  Similar build, talented, agile.  If you don’t think the value is there Nick Martin would be another choice.  The key point being that the Chargers need to find a solution at center this year.  THEY NEED TO FIND A SOLUTION.  (Side note… remember another 3rd round guy who slipped down the board due to injury… Could Tuerk be 2016’s Keenan Allen?)

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At 102 the Chargers select Connor McGovern.

Picking up a guard in the 4th round is a good move here.  I like what people have to say about this kid.  Depth at O-line is a serious need due to the neglect over the past years and with the amount of injuries that the Chargers seem to have on the o-line through a season.

Is it the sexiest draft?  Nope.  But its the draft the Chargers need.

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