The Chargers find themselves in one of the better positions with many important positions already secured with talented players.
However, there remain a few holes on the offensive line and defense that will still need to be addressed and the time to draft a young, talented quarterback to develop behind Philip Rivers could be now.
Below is Draft Wire’s new three-round selections for Los Angeles in the 2019 NFL draft.
The Chargers trade out of the first round with the Giants so that way they could select the successor to Eli Manning. Despite trading back to the second round, Los Angeles finds themselves selecting one of the nation’s top offensive tackles.
At 6-foot-4 and 330 pounds, Ford has an exceptionally massive frame, but he carries it well on the field. He showcases the athletic ability which features lower body explosiveness, smooth footwork, balance, and speed, all of which make an exceptional player in pass protection.
Ford displays leg drive and power when firing off the ball. He has overwhelming power at the point of attack and keeps his feet moving after contact to finish blocks.
The former Oklahoma product only has one season as a starter under his belt, and will need some refinement at the next level. But his physical and athletic gifts are too hard to pass on. Ford could be guard, too, but he would be a plug and play at right tackle over Sam Tevi.