Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: 5-year history of the 13th overall selection

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JANUARY 26: Laremy Tunsil #78 of the Houston Texans looks on during the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium on January 26, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JANUARY 26: Laremy Tunsil #78 of the Houston Texans looks on during the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium on January 26, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2019: Christian Wilkins, Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins went with a defensive lineman with the 13th overall pick in a 2019 draft class that, when looking back on it, was not very good. Charger fans get extremely frustrated with Jerry Tillery (and rightfully so), but when you really look at that class, it might be the worst of the decade.

Granted, there is plenty of time for some names to emerge and completely change that script but as of now, it is a pretty ugly draft class. Kyler Murray and Nick Bosa are great first and second overall picks but after that it gets rough.

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There are some solid players without a doubt, but when you compare it to last year’s class, which was loaded, it looks a bit rough.

Christian Wilkins has been a solid defensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins but he has not been anything special. He has gotten better year-over-year, which is a great sign for Miami, and is a pretty solid run defender.

He is yet to develop into a consistent pass-rush presence, only accumulating 3.5 sacks in two seasons, but his efforts in defending the run are promising if you are the Dolphins.

He fits just fine in the Dolphins’ 3-4 defense and he has certainly been better than Jerry Tillery, we can say that much.

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