Chargers Draft

Ranking Tom Telesco’s draft rounds with the Chargers

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 22: Mike Williams
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 22: Mike Williams
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DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 30: Running back Devontae Booker #23 of the Denver Broncos reaches out to stiff arm inside linebacker Joshua Perry #53 of the San Diego Chargers in the first quarter of the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 30: Running back Devontae Booker #23 of the Denver Broncos reaches out to stiff arm inside linebacker Joshua Perry #53 of the San Diego Chargers in the first quarter of the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Round 4

  • 2013: n/a
  • 2014: n/a
  • 2015: n/a
  • 2016: Joshua Perry, Linebacker, Ohio State
  • 2017: Rayshawn Jenkins, Safety, Miami

MVP: Rayshawn Jenkins. Special teams player, possible Adrian Phillips role in the future.

LVP: Joshua Perry (by default)

Why it’s ranked sixth:

Somewhere in his grooming to become general manager, Telesco decided that fourth-round picks are overrated and gave them up in three straight years to move up and get a linebacker in the second round. Unfortunately for this round’s ranking, that only leaves two selections to be evaluated, which drops it to number six.

Joshua Perry looked like a solid depth pick in 2016, but was overshadowed by Telesco’s next pick, Jatavis Brown, of the same draft. Perry is now with the Indianapolis Colts. Not a terrible pick, it just didn’t work for him with the Chargers.

Rayshawn Jenkins wins the fourth-round MVP simply because he still exists on the Chargers’ roster. There may be a role for him going forward, but free agency and the draft will have to play out before we can see where he will fit in.

It’s barely better than the seventh round because I believe Jenkins has a better shot of making an impact on the roster than Rochell; that’s it. Not having a selection in three consecutive seasons doesn’t knock the fourth round down, as no player was selected (obviously). That comes more into play regarding the value of players in other rounds.

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