Chargers Draft

Five-round draft approach for the Los Angeles Chargers

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Greg Gaines #99 of the Washington Huskies attempts to intercept a pass by Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Greg Gaines #99 of the Washington Huskies attempts to intercept a pass by Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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DURHAM, NC – OCTOBER 20: Juan Thornhill #21 of the Virginia Cavaliers inbtercepts a pass intended for Johnathan Lloyd #5 of the Duke Blue Devils during their game at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC – OCTOBER 20: Juan Thornhill #21 of the Virginia Cavaliers inbtercepts a pass intended for Johnathan Lloyd #5 of the Duke Blue Devils during their game at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Round 2:

Pass on the interior of the defensive line…again

Don’t panic, and here’s why: IDL still has the most depth of any position in this year’s class. Tillery and Simmons are likely going to be gone, as will projected second-round prospect Dre’Mont Jones, so most any player remaining grades out as a third-rounder and would be a reach at this spot. There will be more guys later on that can be had without reaching. Telesco has also never invested more than a third round pick on a defensive tackle (Justin Jones in 2018), so betting money says he may wait and take advantage of the draft depth to get his defensive plug.

Take a safety

I love Delaware’s Nasir Adderley, but still believe the team opts for an offensive lineman with their first pick. Instead, the Chargers should have a number of quality second-round defensive back talent to look at. The team has already met with two possible second-round selections in Mississippi State’s Johnathan Abram and Virginia’s Juan Thornhill. There’s a chance that both, along with other safety options, are gone before the Chargers have a chance to select them. For what it’s worth, Telesco has moved up twice in the second round before.

A safety pick here would be an easy call for the Chargers, filling a second of at the very least three holes in the roster.

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