LA Chargers mock draft: Trading down with Steelers to 24
With the 45th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Wyatt Davis, G, Ohio State
Outside of potentially Slater and Vera-Tucker, if they move them to guard, Wyatt Davis is the best interior offensive lineman in this draft in my opinion. And with the 45th overall pick, the Chargers had their choice between Davis and Trey Smith, who is also very talented and could easily be the best interior offensive lineman on the Chargers’ board.
Creed Humphrey is also extremely talented, but he was taken in this mock. I still personally like Davis the most.
Davis has played right guard with Ohio State and the Chargers should simply make it work to get him to start at the right side. There is no reason to flip sides of the offensive line simply to make Trai Turner happy.
Turner can either switch to left guard, or quite frankly, be cut. Turner was hurt too much last season and when he was healthy he was not good. The Chargers can free up salary-cap space in cutting him and Davis should make Tom Telesco much more comfortable in doing so.
With the 56th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Joe Tryon, OLB, Washington
Joe Tryon is someone who the computer picked in last week’s mock draft and I was not totally sold on the pick. I love Tryon as a prospect, but I did not love him as the second prospect picked in that mock draft.
He is fantastic as the third pick in this draft. The Chargers already addressed two significant areas of the offensive line and can now afford to spend second-round draft capital elsewhere. With the potential of a hybrid-esque 3-4 defense under Brandon Staley, the team needs an additional outside linebacker.
Tryon is the perfect OLB to play in Staley’s system. Tryon is someone who is versatile enough to play every snap at OLB but could even play defensive end if Staley sticks with a 4-3 defense.