With the 45th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State
The LA Chargers’ rebuilding of the offensive line continues in the second round as they take Oklahoma State’s Teven Jenkins. Jenkins is a physical mauler at the right tackle position and is someone who may not have an elite ceiling, but almost feels like a sure-thing to be an above-average NFL tackle.
To me, this is where the line is drawn in the draft as well. After Jenkins, we transition into tackles who have potential and would be an improvement but would not offer the same impact that Tenkins (and those before him) would.
Tenkins is an older draft prospect (23), which I like as he is more physically mature and will be better right out of college. He has played right tackle in college, so the team would either have to slide him or Bryan Bulaga to the left side.
With the 77th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Quincy Roche, EDGE, Miami
The Bolts don’t get Miami’s Gregory Rousseau but they get Miami’s Quincy Roche, who has a combined 17.5 sacks in 22 games in his junior and senior season.
Roche would fit perfectly on the LA Chargers as he specializes in being on the weak-side of the defensive line whereas Joey Bosa mans the strong-side. Roche is not just great against the run (33.5 total tackles for loss in his junior and senior season), but he is capable of getting to the quarterback and would absolutely thrive in a system that also features Joey Bosa.
With the 97th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Greg Newsome II, CB, Northwestern
The LA Chargers need secondary help and I really like the selection of Greg Newsome II in the third round. Newsome has CB1 size and speed and held up really well for Northwestern in his junior season.
He is someone whose stock may only go up with the NFL Combine and I am not sure if he will be available at 97 in April, but if so, the Chargers would be foolish to pass him up.