With the 17th pick in this LA Chargers mock draft, the Bolts select Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia
Instead of taking Jordan Davis in this Chargers mock draft the Bolts instead take his teammate from Georgia, Devonte Wyatt. This is pretty shocking considering Davis is the bigger name and seems to fit the Chargers' need better, but in fact, Wyatt might actually make more sense for the Chargers.
The biggest hang-up about potentially drafting Davis with the 17th overall pick is the fact that he may only be a two-down defensive lineman at the next level. Using the 17th pick in the draft for someone who may only play 25 snaps a game is quite the decision.
Not only that, but the Chargers do not need Davis as much as they did two weeks ago. The additions of Sebastian Joseph-Day and Austin Johnson help the run and with Joseph-Day specifically, there is no longer the need for the traditional nose tackle that lines up above the center.
Devonte Wyatt makes more sense if the Chargers were to go with an interior defensive lineman as he can line up as the 3 tech and is someone who could play every snap, not just on running downs. It might be a bit overkill on the defensive line but if the Chargers want to be the defense that Brandon Staley envisions then perhaps overkill is needed.
It is probably a bit much to take Wyatt at 17. However, if the Chargers slide back in the first-round, pick up an extra day two pick and still pick Wyatt then it would be a huge win for the team.