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LA Chargers mock draft: Predicting who will be on the board at 17

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3 players the LA Chargers could take with the 17th overall pick:

Jordan Davis - IDL, Georgia

Given how bad the Chargers run defense was last season, the defensive line will be the team's first priority this offseason. Davis offers very little rushing the passer and is likely a two-down lineman in the NFL, however his domination when stopping the run is surely appealing to the Bolts and head coach Brandon Staley.

Jameson Williams - WR, Alabama

With Mike Williams and Jalen Guyton both projected to hit free agency, WR could quickly become a serious need for the Chargers. Even if Williams and Guyton return, finding a consistent YAC receiver who is a serious threat down the field, and a threat with the ball in his hand, could push the Chargers' offense to a whole new level.

Trevor Penning - OT, Northern Iowa

After drafting Rashawn Slater to solidify the LT position, LA is still in need of a long-term solution at the RT position. Storm Norton was serviceable at times last season, but is clearly not the future. Protecting Justin Herbert should always be the team's number one priority and taking Penning here to further solidify the offensive line must be considered.

With the 17th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Chargers select... Jordan Davis, defensive tackle, Georgia

I have my reservations about taking a defensive tackle like Jordan Davis in the first round, but in this scenario I think it makes the most sense.

The Georgia man comes in and immediately makes the LA run defense respectable. With Davis eating up space on the inside, the other Chargers defensive linemen, edge rushers, and linebackers will have an easier job reading and discecting plays, allowing more key plays to be made.

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Jordan Davis is far from the perfect prospect, however his talent can help to take the LA Chargers defense to the next level, bringing them that much closer to being able to compete for a Super Bowl.