Draft season has officially started for 20 teams in the league, while 12 others are still playing in hopes to make a Super Bowl run. The Chargers are among that dozen that the draft is the least of the worries at the moment.
It’s never a bad time to look towards the future, especially since the big event is only three months away with time flying by.
Draft Wire’s Luke Easterling made sure to supply some great material by projecting the first four rounds of the 2019 NFL draft for Los Angeles.
Let’s take a look at who Easterling mocked to L.A.
The defensive tackle position was highly regarded as a position of need last year because the unit struggled to stop the run. This season, preventing big plays on the ground hasn’t been that much of an issue, but there are a few players whose careers are up in the air.
It’s uncertain whether or not Brandon Mebane and Corey Liuget will be a Charger in the 2019 season, and they have to prepare for the future just in case. That’s why the selection of Notre Dame’s Jerry Tillery continues to be a common, yet wise pick.
The 6-foot-5 and 306 pound defensive tackle is a disruptive gap penetrator. He wreaks havoc through his upfield mobility and active hands. He is contributor in both the pass and run game. Tillery is a smart player that knows his technique points and uses his strength and savvy moves to push up the field and disrupt plays.
Here is what Draft Wire had to say about slotting Tillery to the Chargers.
Offensive tackle is a need, but there’s better value elsewhere in this scenario. The Bolts have tons of question marks along the defensive line, and they’ve needed a true playmaker for this unit for quite some time. Tillery is massive, explosive, and versatile enough to be that foundational player.