Like the Ravens, it’s hard to see the Los Angeles Chargers drafting this early in Round 1. But they’re here, so…
Los Angeles’ defense is solid, although it could use some help in the very middle. The secondary is great, the defense boasts two excellent pass-rushers in Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram and there are plenty of offensive skill players in the mix, too.
But quarterback Philip Rivers is entering the twilight of his career. It would be wise for the Chargers to start thinking about his replacement. Yet that’s something which could be addressed either later in the NFL Draft this year or, perhaps, the following.
In order to maximize Rivers’ prowess on the field for as long as possible, L.A. needs to think about finding a lock-down offensive tackle.
Oregon’s Calvin Throckmorton has seen his stock rise nicely this year, doing a great job protecting Justin Herbert. Grabbing Throckmorton would allow the Chargers to move on from the veteran, Russell Okung, who is on injured reserve now, while saving $13.5 million in cap space in 2020.