The Los Angeles Chargers have had a disappointing 2019 season leading some fans to be looking toward the draft. This three-round mock draft explores the types of players that could be potential fits.
The obvious preface here is that there is still a lot of football to be played. On the Chargers’ side, draft position is still totally up for grabs. The team already has six losses so it’s reasonable to expect them to be picking in the 10-18 range come April, barring a crazy late-season run and playoff berth.
Their current record has them picking from the number 12 slot. On the college side of things, there is still the rest of its season, in which players can elevate or depreciate their draft status over the course of conference championships, bowl games and draft testing once the season is over.
When it comes to draft strategy, many fans are already clamoring for the Chargers to draft the heir apparent to Philip Rivers. Others want the team to load up on offensive linemen. The team also could use an infusion of talent at corner and receiver.
There are a lot of possibilities that the team could look at if they are picking in the middle of the first round as opposed to the end of the first round like it was last year. What we know is that general manager Tom Telesco will take whoever he thinks is the best player available, that was his reasoning for taking Jerry Tillery last year.
It will be very interesting to watch what the team does at the quarterback position. This past offseason both Rivers and Telesco repeatedly said that Rivers wants to play in the new stadium next year, and possibly even longer.
If the longtime Chargers star does decide to hang it up after this season, the team will absolutely have to take a quarterback in the first round. It might behoove them to grab the quarterback of the future even if Rivers decides to play.
But perhaps they might want to load up on offensive linemen or other weapons to give Rivers one last attempt at a Super Bowl run. Again, there’s still so much that is up in the air when it comes to the draft, but it is still fun to speculate.