Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Predicting Tom Telesco’s wildcard pick in the 2020 NFL Draft

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Tom Telesco general manager of the Los Angeles Chargers is seen at the 2019 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Tom Telesco general manager of the Los Angeles Chargers is seen at the 2019 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Day three wildcards:

We know that Telesco doesn’t mind taking a shot on players from smaller schools. Enter Kindle Vildor, the feisty cover corner from Georgia Southern. Vildor is what the team thinks Mike Davis is, a talented cover corner that needs work as a tackler.

He really excels in man coverage, a skill that he showed off down in Mobile at the Senior Bowl. Unlike Davis, he does a fantastic job of getting his head around in time to make a play on the ball and he pairs that with excellent ball skills.

With Hayward and Harris in tow, taking a gamble on a high upside corner on day three of the draft makes a lot of sense. Yes, Vildor did play at a smaller school but he has the production (nine total interceptions, including one against Clemson in 2018) and talent where that should not be a concern.

Outside of one very good season from Trevor Williams, the LA Chargers have been deficient at the corner spot opposite of Casey Hayward for a while now. With the talented pieces they have in the rest of the secondary, they don’t absolutely NEED to take a corner early in this draft.

I think they should, but if they do decide to wait a player like Vildor would be an excellent option. Especially as the team reportedly wants to move to more man coverage schemes.

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