Thursday night on ESPN, draft gurus Mel Kiper and Todd McShay performed a full mock draft, with alternating picks. With Kiper going first, he chose Jared Goff for the Los Angeles Rams. McShay followed with the expected move to send Carson Wentz to the Philadelphia Eagles, who are now in the No. 2 spot following a blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Browns.
That brought up Kiper with the Chargers at No. 3. Knowing that Joey Bosa, Jalen Ramsey, Myles Jack and DeForest Buckner were all available, Kiper chose to go with the safest option in left tackle Laremy Tunsil out of Mississippi. Though it isn’t a flashy choice, Kiper said it was an easy one to make.
Buckner would give the Chargers perhaps the best pass-rusher available in this draft while the case could be made that either Jack or Ramsey is the best overall player in the draft. As for Bosa, he was the consensus No. 1 overall pick in the mind of just about every analyst just a few months ago. Still, Kiper felt that Tunsil was the best fit.
During the offseason, general manager Tom Telesco re-signed tackles Joseph Barksdale and Chis Hairston. The team also has King Dunlap on the other side. Though the offensive line struggled immensely last season, is this a team that needs a guy like Tunsil?
After having King Dunlap and Chris Hairston, you really think the Chargers are going to draft Laremy Tunsil????
— ⚡️Chargers Legion⚡️ (@ChargersLegion) April 21, 2016
When the Tennessee Titans held the No. 1 overall pick, many felt Tunsil would never get to San Diego. That said, the Chargers have the opportunity to take the top player on their board, something few teams with the third overall pick get the chance to do. Is Tunsil their number one guy?
With the draft less than one week away, we’ll soon find out. Let us know how you feel about the selection and who the Chargers should take with the pick in the comment section below.