Second round, No. 60 overall: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame
This pick just seems destined to happen. The Chargers should be looking for the best defensive tackle on the board at this point and the decision should come down to Tillery or Ohio State’s Dre’Mont Jones. Both could still be on the board here.
Tillery gets the nod due to being a better fit for the Chargers.
With the ability to be a dominant defensive lineman, Tillery comes from a solid college program where he had 11.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss during his junior and senior seasons.
A terrific skillset makes Tillery better than the No. 60 overall pick, meaning he may not be there. If he’s gone, Jones could be the pick here.
However, if Tillery is on the board he would be a perfect pick for this team. He is able to shed blocks and get into the backfield with regularity and has multiple pass-rush moves, able to get to the quarterback as an end in a 3-4 defensive scheme. He attracted double teams in college and allowed for the linebackers behind him to make plays.
That would be ideal for this team and could allow the young linebackers Telesco selected last year to take the next step.
The Chargers have just three defensive linemen currently on the roster. There needs to be one taken in this spot.