Houston Texans: Phillip Lindsay
Last year’s choice: Deshaun Watson
There really is not many people to pick from the Houston Texans as they are one of the least talented teams in the entire league. The Chargers do not need Deshaun Watson as they have a young stud of their own in Justin Herbert. David Johnson is old and washed up and Lamery Tunsil is fine but the Chargers just drafted Rashawn Slater.
Instead, the choice is someone who has not even played a single snap with Houston yet, Philip Lindsay. The ironic part about this is that the Chargers could have had him! The Denver Broncos released Lindsay and he signed for a mere $3 million.
This is the one offseason miss that you will see me write about all season. The Chargers still have a ton of cap space (just under $20 million according to Over The Cap) and Lindsay would have put the smallest dent possible in that.
With the running back room lacking legitimate depth, Lindsay would have been a great addition. Just imagine the things the Chargers could have done on offense with a backfield consisting of Austin Ekeler and Phillip Lindsay?
The Chargers would have legitimately had the most dynamic, dual-threat running back combo in the league and it would not have even been close.
Lindsay is still young, just had a 1,100-yard season two years ago and is coming off one poor season where he was hurt and his numbers went down because of Melvin Gordon. Ironically enough, he is better than Gordon!
What a miss.