Chargers dream mock draft: What a perfect first 3 picks looks like

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Derek Stingley Jr.
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1. Derek Stingley Jr falls to the LA Chargers at 17

Heading into the draft process, Derek Stingley Jr. was ranked by many as the top cornerback prospect in this class. However, he has since given that title to Ahmad Gardner and now there is more speculation about Stingley falling in the draft than anything. Typically, when insiders who are plugged into teams are reporting that he will fall, he will fall.

Stingley is projected to go ahead of the Chargers and on the consensus big board, he ranks 10th. The same naysayers that said Rashawn Slater had zero chance of falling to 13 will likely say that Stingley has zero chance of falling to 17, especially with the Philadelphia Eagles having two picks ahead of the Chargers.

While it is more likely that Stingley is taken before the Chargers, it is not impossible that he falls. If teams are concerned with his health he could naturally fall and who knows, the Eagles could try and package picks to move up for another prospect, allowing Stingley to fall past other teams.

All it takes is a few teams to fall in love with the quarterback prospects that many think will fall later or even the receiver prospects like Treylon Burks who are getting late-round grades. Just like Derwin James, who was a fringe top-10 prospect in 2018, Stingley could fall to 17 because of injury concerns.

This might seem redundant after signing J.C. Jackson but this would help Brandon Staley continue to capture his vision of what the defense and secondary should look like.