Third Round, Pick No. 84 overall: Desmond Harrison, OT, West Georgia
Pick in first mock draft: Josey Jewell, LB, Iowa
Telesco addresses the tackle position in the third round, bringing in the talented Desmond Harrison, who may bring some baggage with him.
Harrison began his college career at Texas but was dismissed for violating team rules more than once. Some teams may feel he has character issues as a result, so you’d obviously have to be confident that he’s past that.
However, he exhibits the kind of talent that can’t be denied and at 6’6″ and 288 pounds, he shows tremendous athleticism for a guy his size.
Playing at West Georgia, he often dominated the man across from him, but that was against schools such as Florida Tech, Shorter University and Valdosta State. To say he didn’t play anyone would be an understatement.
As a result, many may see this pick as a reach because Harrison probably has a fifth or sixth-round grade on him, but Telesco will see the raw talent and believe he can bring in Harrison as a guy to push Joe Barksdale to be better and perhaps take his spot in the lineup later in the season.
The Chargers allowed just 18 sacks last season and last year’s second-round pick, Forrest Lamp, will be back. This offensive line is better than many may give it credit for so Telesco will feel like the potential reward is greater than the possible risk in this pick.