Chargers Draft

Breaking down Chargers top first-round prospects following Vegas win

Simon Brady
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: General manager Tom Telesco of the Los Angeles Chargers speaks to the media at the Indiana Convention Center on February 25, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Tom Telesco
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: General manager Tom Telesco of the Los Angeles Chargers speaks to the media at the Indiana Convention Center on February 25, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Tom Telesco
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(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami

This may seem head-scratching considering the LA Chargers’ greatest strength outside of their rookie signal-caller and fringe top-five wideout Keenan Allen is their edge-rushing tandem of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. But Ingram is an aforementioned pending free agent who may not fit in the budget with Bosa already getting such a massive contract.

Bosa is one of the short handful of best pass rushers on earth, but is constantly sidelined with concussions and other ailments as seen again Thursday night.

With getting to the opposing quarterback being so unavoidably vital, this 6’7, 260 lbs game wrecker may be too tough to pass up. Rousseau came right into ACC play and shined, recording 15.5 sacks as a redshirt freshman, trailing only Washington Football team stud Chase Young in the nation.

Bosa and Rousseau could wreak absolute havoc on opposite edges and may let Herbert and his offense breathe a little moving forward.

Caleb Farley, Corner, Virginia Tech

The other corner in play for the LA Chargers with their top pick, Caleb Farley, has the tackling and press coverage advantage over the aforementioned Surtain, making him a viable selection as well. He has outstanding route anticipation, speed, and fluidity to keep up with the game’s explosive wideouts.

With the aforementioned Hayward slipping and Mahomes and Reid combination looming, Tom Telesco and company have to have cornerback at the forefront of their minds for April.

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