Chargers Mock Drafts

Final LA Chargers mock draft before the start of free agency

TALLAHASSEE, FL - SEPTEMBER 21: Cornerback Asante Samuel, Jr. #26 of the Florida State Seminoles warms up before the the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Doak Campbell Stadium on Bobby Bowden Field on September 21, 2019 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
TALLAHASSEE, FL - SEPTEMBER 21: Cornerback Asante Samuel, Jr. #26 of the Florida State Seminoles warms up before the the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Doak Campbell Stadium on Bobby Bowden Field on September 21, 2019 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

With the 47th overall pick, the LA Chargers select Joe Tryon, EDGE, Washington

The LA Chargers address the defensive side of the ball with their second-round pick, which is not something that I have been a big fan of up until this point. In a perfect world, the Bolts would go offensive line back-to-back, but there are other holes that need to be addressed.

Edge rusher is one of them. Uchenna Nwosu is solid but he needs some help opposite Joey Bosa and the team definitely needs more depth.

The need is amplified if the Chargers convert to a 3-4 defense, which certainly is possible with Brandon Staley calling the shots. Nwosu can be an OLB on one side of the ball but the team is going to need to bring in someone to be the other OLB.

The Chargers legitimately don’t have anyone to provide good, consistent snaps at OLB outside of Nwosu. Enter Joe Tryon, who projects to be a starting-caliber OLB on day one.

He is not only a target in a 3-4 defense, though. His skills as a pass rusher can absolutely transition to being a 4-3 defensive end, especially as he puts on more mass with an NFL training staff.

Tryon is someone who could be a legitimate impact player in year one.

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