The Chargers took defensive tackle Jerry Tillery with their 28th selection. Who could they look to take on Day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft?
The Los Angeles Chargers drafted an athletic pass rusher in Jerry Tillery to man the middle of their defense along with former third round pick Justin Jones and veteran Brandon Mebane. Now that the first round is over, who could they be looking at in the second and third round?
Chargers’ Day 2 draft targets: Part 1
Dalton Risner, OL
Thought he’d be the pick at No. 28, but the Chargers have a chance to grab him later on at pick 60. Offensive linemen, particularly those that could start at tackle, got pushed back out of the first round. If he’s anywhere near their pick, and Taylor and Ford are gone, go get him.
Jawaan Taylor and Cody Ford, OL
These guys come hand-in-hand, almost guaranteed to go in the first round just a few hours ago. Instead, both find themselves headed to the second round. That’s a shocker. Could the Chargers move up to grab one of them?
Juan Thornhill, S
The second round is when the Chargers should be targeting a free safety, if at all. Though, the team should weight whether or not a prospect like Thornhill or some of the other Day 2 safeties are guaranteed to be better players right now than someone like Tre Boston, who has already spent time with the team and is on the market.
Renell Wren, IDL
The second round might be rich for Wren, who would be a better value pick in the third round. Wren is a play disruptor and can demolish linemen, but needs to develop more consistency later on in games and better recognition of plays.
Tillery’s selection would likely rule this out, though.
Dre’mont Jones, IDL
Jones has great speed coming out of his stance and can be disruptive on passing downs. He will need to work on counter moves to powerful and strong lineman who engage him early, and his size may be a concern.
Similar to Wren, though, the Tillery selection rules this one out.