The NFL’s free-agent market has been open for going on two weeks and most teams have made all of the significant moves that they plan to prior to the draft.
The Chargers upgraded a couple positions by signing center Mike Pouncey and kicker Caleb Sturgis, but the usually-thrifty Tom Telesco stuck to his usual spending plan, instead looking to build his team through the draft.
The Chargers are a team that everyone should be aware of in 2018. They were good enough to be in the playoffs last year and should be considered the favorite by many to take the AFC West crown for the first time since 2009.
The Chargers need to find a couple of impact players in this draft before filling their roster with depth at key positions. So what will those positions be? Will the team look for Philip Rivers’ eventual replacement? Will they draft the best player on their board or look to fill their biggest hole in the first round?
The Chargers have seven picks, one in each round. Telesco sticks to his guns in both free agency and the draft (he’s only drafted one quarterback in his time as the team’s general manager). Has that approach put the team on the cusp of being a strong contender.
That’s debatable, but it does seem like things are slowly coming together just in time for Rivers to make one more run at a title.
Read on to see how this team could be planning to attack the draft in just over one month.