The Los Angeles Chargers are putting the final touches on their prospect search as preparations for this week’s NFL Draft draw to a close. Following the NFL Combine, Senior Bowl, prospect visits and a local pro day, Los Angeles is now constructing a plan to execute on draft night.
Current owners of pick No. 7 in the first-round the Chargers will have ample prospects to choose from when on the clock. General manager Tom Telesco and new coach Anthony Lynn will be working together in their first draft to bring the newest crop of players to Los Angeles.
Following a disappointing 5-11 season the Chargers have undergone a variety of changes in a short amount of time. New coaches with a new system in a new city could be what Los Angeles needs in order to contend next year.
Following is a final projection of who the Chargers will select.
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ROUND 1 – Pick No. 7
Mike Williams, WR – Clemson
ROUND 2 – Pick No. 38
Tarell Basham, DE – Ohio
ROUND 3 – Pick No. 71
Zach Banner, OG – Southern California
ROUND 4 – Pick No. 113
John Johnson, FS – Boston College
ROUND 5 – Pick No. 151
Joshua Dobbs, QB – Tennessee
ROUND 6 – Pick No. 190
Bryan Cox, DE – Florida
ROUND 7 – Pick No. 225
Stevie Tu’ikolovatu, DT – Southern California
While the above projection is absent the “WOW” factor, Los Angeles would add a steady group of prospects with a similar haul. Areas of need are addressed as well as providing a possible replacement for quarterback Philip Rivers down the line. The current roster with the above additions would make the Chargers contenders again very soon.