First round, No. 28 overall: Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State
This is the pick in the first round as long as he is on the board at No. 28.
Because of the depth along the defensive line, the offensive line should be targeted in the first round and if you aren’t on board with that, go back and watch the game against the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs.
The way the Patriots terrorized the Chargers with their pass rush was the major difference in that game and the guy the Chargers had a right tackle, Sam Tevi, struggled mightily.
Risner could come in and be a day one starter at right tackle.
Some analysts see him as a guard due to his average athleticism, but those analysts may just not have watched enough tape. As someone who has seen this guy play since high school, he has the ability to keep his quarterback upright due to his strength and consistent level of play.
Many teams likely see him as a second-round pick but since there’s almost no way he’ll be on the board at No. 60, the Chargers take him here. Overall, it makes the offensive line much better than it was before.
Other options could be Cody Ford or Andre Dillard if they are still on the board here, but Risner should be taken with confidence if he is available.