Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: 5 optimal first-round picks at number 13

BLACKSBURG, VA - NOVEMBER 23: Defensive back Caleb Farley #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies reacts following a defensive play against the Virginia Cavaliers in the first half at Lane Stadium on November 23, 2018 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)
BLACKSBURG, VA - NOVEMBER 23: Defensive back Caleb Farley #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies reacts following a defensive play against the Virginia Cavaliers in the first half at Lane Stadium on November 23, 2018 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

3. Micah Parsons, OLB, Penn State

Not enough people are talking about Micah Parsons out of Penn State. Some mocks I’ve looked at have him inside the top ten. Others barely have him in the first round.

The word on the street seems to be nobody really knows what to do with this guy, which presents the Chargers with a great opportunity to fill the void Melvin Ingram is currently leaving by not being on the roster.

Ingram could very well re-sign with the Bolts and even if he doesn’t, Kyler Fackrell is a very underrated pass rusher.

But a guy like Parsons who can play both outside and inside linebacker and constantly plays with a chip on his shoulder might be the direction to go if you’re the Chargers and you want to revamp your pass rush.

Parsons is a bit undersized for the defensive end position, but in today’s game that continues to get smaller and faster at most positions, why not take the chance on him?

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