2. The LA Chargers double-dip, take a tackle at pick 47
This is something that probably won’t happen with Tom Telesco’s draft history but if the cards fall right, depending on the team’s board, this absolutely could be something that the team does.
There are two first-round talents still on the board: Teven Jenkins and Dillon Radunz. Jenkins is the more polished prospect and there was a legitimate case to be made for picking him over Christian Darrisaw if that is what it came down to.
Radunz is no slouch either. He is absolutely a first-round prospect and is going to be a great contributor at the next level. The Chargers would be adding a great second tackle either way.
So why would the team do it?
First of all, one of the two tackles would have to fall to the Chargers at 47. That is a given. They are not trading up for these guys.
This could happen if the Chargers intend on highlighting Slater’s versatility and starting his career off on the inside. In theory, the team could take Jenkins/Radunz (or even someone like Samuel Cosmi) to play left tackle. Slater could play right guard, Matt Feiler at left guard, Corey Linsley at center and Bryan Bulaga at right tackle.
Then if anything happens to Bulaga the team could play Slater at either one of the tackles, bringing in Oday Aboushi to play guard. It would instantly bolster the team’s depth tenfold.
The Chargers would also only do this if they are not high on the cornerbacks remaining. If Asante Samuel Jr is still available then this likely does not happen. However, if they like someone like Paulson Adebo (they should) then perhaps they risk it and see if he falls to 77 and take a safety at 97.
It all depends on how high the team is on the second-round secondary players but I would not be totally surprised if the LA Chargers double-dipped on the offensive line.