Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Redrafting all of Tom Telesco’s first-round picks

Apr 22, 2019; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco at a press conference prior to the 2019 NFL Draft. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 22, 2019; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco at a press conference prior to the 2019 NFL Draft. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Rob Leiter/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Rob Leiter/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

In the 2013 NFL redraft, the LA Chargers select Travis Frederick

The LA Chargers selected DJ Fluker with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Fluker has had a solid NFL career but he did not pan out as fully expected with the Chargers. He was only a tackle for two seasons and was eventually moved to guard.

Again, Fluker has been good and it is a fine selection, but with the team getting an interior offensive lineman they should get the best one available in Travis Frederick.

Frederick hs retired from the NFL so the Chargers would only be getting seven seasons of him but that is more than they got of Fluker. Frederick was one of the best centers in the league for the Dallas Cowboys and would give the Chargers an anchor in the middle of the offensive line.

The team still had Nick Hardwick at the time but they could have made it work. Frederick could have easily played guard until Hardwick handed over the reins as the starting center.

Frederick was selected 31st overall and made five Pro Bowls as well as being named a First-Team All-Pro once. The Chargers could have also taken DeAndre Hopkins, who went 27th overall, but Frederick is the better pick.

The Chargers ended up getting Keenan Allen in the third round, so there is no need for Hopkins.

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