3. Samuel Cosmi, T, Texas
This might be cheating as some people view Samuel Cosmi as a second-round tackle as is. Our own Devon Auriemma actually listed Cosmi as the best second-round tackle that the Chargers could pick with the 47th overall pick.
Cosmi’s projections are perhaps the most volatile of all of early-round offensive tackles. Cosmi is insanely athletic and is not just the best athlete of this draft class but is one of the most athletic tackle prospects that we have ever seen.
However, he is not the most techinical tackle in this draft and is going to need some coaching up. TDN ranks him all the way down as the 53rd overall prospect, while PFF ranks him 37th. Tankathon ranks him as the 31st overall prospect.
There absolutely is a draft scenario in which a team falls in love with his athleticism and the extremely high ceiling that he possesses and takes him in the first round. However, with so many other solid tackle candidates, there is also the chance that he falls to the Bolts at 47.
This would be an interesting pick for the Chargers. Obviously it would mean that the team did not take a tackle in round one and instead went with a corner. Then, with Cosmi, the team would be getting someone who they would have to move from the right to left side and hope that he can develop with NFL coaching to maximize his athleticism.
Cosmi very well could be better than whichever tackle the Chargers get at 13. However, the floor is also lower with Cosmi than who the Bolts may get at 13.