Chargers Draft

Los Angeles Chargers: 2015 NFL Draft retrospective

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 27: Melvin Gordon III #25 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 27, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 27: Melvin Gordon III #25 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 27, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

Rounds 2 & 3:

Second-round selection: Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami

Denzel Perryman has had a very interesting career with the Los Angeles Chargers. Aside from battling injuries throughout his career, Perryman has had moments where he looks like he could be a top linebacker in the league and moments where he looks like a rotational linebacker at best.

Perryman has not only been unable to play an entire 16-game season in his career but has been unable to prove that he can be an every-down backer that excels more than he stumbles.

Perryman is more than serviceable as a rotational backer and there is nothing wrong with that role in the league, but he definitely has not lived up to the expectations of being a second-round pick. The one saving grace for the Chargers is that only one Pro Bowl player was taken in the rest of the second round after Perryman, so they did not miss out on anyone significant.

Third-round selection: Craig Mager, CB, Texas State

Craig Mager has definitely not had the kind of impact that a third-round pick should have on a franchise. Mager played four seasons for the Chargers and was nothing more than a backup cornerback and an occasional special teamer.

Mager started 10 games for the Chargers in his first two seasons but never played more than 38 percent of the defensive snaps. He played in a combined three games in the last two years of his Charger career and has not played in the league since.

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