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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1. Wyatt Davis, IOL, Ohio State

Wyatt Davis is the best interior offensive lineman in the draft and I do not think it is particularly close. Davis was already highly touted heading into this season and has been nothing short of fantastic for the Ohio State Buckeyes to solidify his status as a surefire first-round pick.

There is a really good chance that Davis naturally slips to the Chargers at 13 as interior offensive linemen do not take precedent over offensive tackles. However, if he gets to the Bolts, he absolutely should take precedent.

Davis is the kind of presence that the Chargers need upfront to start building something towards the future. He could instantly take over for Trai Turner if the team decides to cut him to save money or could even force the Bolts to move Turner to the left side for a year.

He is already miles better than both Dan Feeney and Forrest Lamp and would be a huge addition in both pass blocking and run blocking.

Davis is not the perfect prospect, hence why he is in the conversation at 13 instead of going much higher as Quenton Nelson did. However, he has all of the traits to be a physical mauler right away in the NFL with plenty of room to grow in the future.

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I know that offensive linemen are not the sexiest picks in the NFL Draft but it is time that the LA Chargers took one in the first round — it has been eight years since the team did.

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