In the lead up to the 2017 NFL draft, we have talked about numerous prospects and team needs regarding the Los Angeles Chargers. But realistically, how can we expect this draft to shake out for the team?
Recently, former NFL scouts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks talked about what the most ideal first two picks would be on the Move the Sticks podcast. You can view the choices they made for each team here.
In what would be a best-case scenario for the Chargers according to the two former scouts, the team would select Ohio State safety Malik Hooker in the first round and then take California quarterback Davis Webb in the second round.
We’ve talked about Hooker at length here at Bolt Beat and though he would be a solid first-round pick, it’s widely agreed that Jamal Adams is the more complete safety and the overall better pick. Hopefully, Brooks and Jeremiah have him off their board at No. 7 because if it comes down to that, the Chargers must select Adams over Hooker.
The second-round pick they selected is a bit interesting. Many Chargers fans don’t want to see the team draft a quarterback at all, let alone one in the second round.
Davis Webb put up big numbers at Cal after transferring from Texas Tech. He threw for 4,295 yards and 37 touchdowns in 2016. He is a rhythm passer but needs some coaching at the next level. He struggles with his decision making and there are going to be skeptics due to his college experience in spread offenses.
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If the Chargers were to select him, he could sit behind Philip Rivers and get the valuable coaching time while learning behind one of the best quarterbacks in the league. From that standpoint, the pick would make sense, but only if Webb can become a successful NFL quarterback. I feel like that is a real question and it seems a second-round pick may be too high to use on him.
What if the Chargers ended up with Hooker and Webb as Jeremiah and Brooks suggest? Would you be happy, or calling for Tom Telesco’s job? If you don’t like these two picks, which two players would make up your perfect pair for the Chargers?
Let us know in the comments section below.