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Los Angeles Chargers: Winners and losers following NFL draft

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Sam Tevi #69 of the Los Angeles Chargers before the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Sam Tevi #69 of the Los Angeles Chargers before the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 31: Cardale Jones #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers passes the ball against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on August 31, 2017, in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 31: Cardale Jones #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers passes the ball against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on August 31, 2017, in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

By most accounts, the Los Angeles Chargers had a successful draft.

Tom Telesco seems to have a clear plan in place as he builds a championship contender. Going into the draft, the Chargers had very few major needs. That allowed Telesco to grab impact players in each of the first two rounds and after that, he had the luxury to take some more chances on players that could add depth or were developmental projects.

That’s a good position to be in.

But what effect will the seven players the Chargers chose have on the 2019 season? That remains to be seen, but each selection certainly put at least one player on notice or the fact that a certain position wasn’t targeted may have provided some relief for others.

That’s how we get our post-draft winners and losers.

A “winner” in this case would be a player who doesn’t have to worry about one of these new rookies taking his job, at least not right away. Conversely, a “loser” would be a player who now has to worry about his future with the team due to one of the picks that were made.

With that said, let’s get into those winners and losers now.

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