Chargers Draft

Which positions are Chargers targeting in first round of draft?

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)
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STARKVILLE, MS – NOVEMBER 23: D.K. Metcalf #14 of the Mississippi Rebels catches a pass as Lashard Durr #25 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs tries to defend during the second half of an NCAA football game at Davis Wade Stadium on November 23, 2017, in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)
STARKVILLE, MS – NOVEMBER 23: D.K. Metcalf #14 of the Mississippi Rebels catches a pass as Lashard Durr #25 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs tries to defend during the second half of an NCAA football game at Davis Wade Stadium on November 23, 2017, in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

Possible Surprises: Wide Receiver, Center, Cornerback

Another wide receiver? While most would certainly prefer a big-bodied lineman to another receiver, consider this: what happens if the Chargers lose Tyrell Williams and cut Travis Benjamin and fail to find another receiver in free agency?

Geremy Davis has shown some major talent in the preseason, but it is less than ideal to allow him to start the season as the No. 3 receiver, contested only by Artavis Scott and Dylan Cantrell. Wide receiver is not likely, but weirder things have happened.

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The center is the anchor of the offensive line. While Mike Pouncey was great last year, his health has been an issue in the past, and he is only under contract for one more year.

If a center prospect looks like he could fill in as a guard for a year before taking over when Pouncey leaves, why wouldn’t Telesco pounce on that player?

Again, this is not a position of major need, but if a prospect wows the Chargers’ staff, a cornerback could possibly be taken. I do not believe that Michael Davis or Trevor Williams has sold the organization on their abilities as a true second starting corner. Thus, a cornerback is certainly in play.

Most likely: Tackle, Guard, Defensive Tackle, Linebacker

These four positions clearly most need immediate improvement. If Telesco and his staff find a player of equal ability in this group of positions when compared to another group, they should sprint their pick to the podium with a player from one of these positions.

Dexter Lawrence is one of my favorites and could be available to the Bolts. He is huge, but he is certainly more athletic than you or me.

Fortunately, finding a talented player of need appears very likely in this draft. Depending on opinions, there are approximately five tackles, three linebackers, and five interior linemen that appear worth a first-round pick.

For this reason, Telesco may not be giving Chargers fans a major surprise this year. As James showed us, that can be a great thing.

Which position group do you think could be a surprise selection? Let us know in the comment section below.

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