Los Angeles Chargers: Very early 2019 mock draft

By Justin Urgo
CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 01: Dexter Lawrence #90 of the Clemson Tigers reacts against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 01: Dexter Lawrence #90 of the Clemson Tigers reacts against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
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Round 1, pick No. 28

CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 23: Defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence #90 of the Clemson Tigers tries to grab running back AJ Dillon #2 of the Boston College Eagles at Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Todd Bennett/Getty Images)
CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 23: Defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence #90 of the Clemson Tigers tries to grab running back AJ Dillon #2 of the Boston College Eagles at Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Todd Bennett/Getty Images) /

Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

Before I say anything, yes I know he had an issue with PED’s toward the end of his college career. He and a few other teammates of his tested positive for Ostarine which is basically a steroid without most of the negative side effects.

There has been plenty of players who have bounced back from situations like these and have gone onto great NFL careers.

Dexter will be one of those players. With Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram causing havoc on the edge, it’s only right for an unstoppable force to penetrate the pocket right down the middle. Over his three years at Clemson, he’s recorded 131 tackles ,18 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.

If he slides due to his mistakes at Clemson the Chargers might pull the trigger and get the steal of the century with one of the best defensive tackles in the nation.

Round 2, pick 60

NORMAN, OK – OCTOBER 27: Offensive lineman Cody Ford #74 of the Oklahoma Sooners gestures to the crowd before the game against the Kansas State Wildcats at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Kansas State 51-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK – OCTOBER 27: Offensive lineman Cody Ford #74 of the Oklahoma Sooners gestures to the crowd before the game against the Kansas State Wildcats at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Kansas State 51-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images) /

Cody Ford, OT, Oklahoma

With our offensive line playing mostly decent for the 2018 regular season there are still some obvious holes that need filling.

Russel Okung at left tackle and Mike Pouncey at center are no doubt our best offensive linemen. Although with the unfortunate departure of Joe Barksdale, Sam Tevi has had to step up and did so for most of the season.

There were times he had gotten beat off the edge all too often and sometimes failed to block anyone.

This First-Team all-Big 12 selection, Cody Ford, started all 14 games as Oklahoma’s right tackle last season. I will say, blocking for the nations most overall explosive player in Kyler Murray could be a little easier than some tackles have it when he has the ability to roll out at will and fire from any body position.

For the most part, he has kept his quarterback clean. That offensive line was a huge part in why the Sooners had a 12-2 record.

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