Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: 4 early favorites to take with the 13th pick

BLACKSBURG, VA - NOVEMBER 23: Offensive lineman Christian Darrisaw #77 of the Virginia Tech Hokies blocks linebacker Phil Campbell III #24 of the Pittsburgh Panthers in the second half at Lane Stadium on November 23, 2019 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)
BLACKSBURG, VA - NOVEMBER 23: Offensive lineman Christian Darrisaw #77 of the Virginia Tech Hokies blocks linebacker Phil Campbell III #24 of the Pittsburgh Panthers in the second half at Lane Stadium on November 23, 2019 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)
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 2. Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

Christian Darrisaw ranks right up there with Rashawn Slater on most draft boards and several that I have seen have Darrisaw ranked ahead of Slater. It is a tough call between the two as you are dealing with two different prospects at the same position.

Whereas Slater is versatile and may make his living on the inside, Darrisaw is the definition of an NFL tackle. He stands in at six-foot-five, 313 pounds and has continually gotten better at the NFL level.

He showcases, really, all of the skills to be a successful NFL tackle and his ceiling will be how much he continues to grow. He has an extremely high floor for as a tackle prospect and at the very least I believe that the Bolts will get a league-average tackle.

Again, at the very least.

Personally, I value Darrisaw more for that reason. The potential of Slater’s versatility is something that Darrisaw does not have but the Chargers would be better off getting a concrete left tackle prospect that could legitimately man the position for the next decade.

I still think Darrisaw is the second most-likely prospect to be taken by the Chargers, though. There is a decent chance that Darrisaw is picked right before the Bolts.

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