The Los Angeles Chargers surprised some by taking Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams with their first pick of the NFL Draft. While receiver was a need, many experts believed safety would be the position addressed.
After taking Williams, general manager Tom Telesco and first year coach Anthony Lynn bolstered the offensive line with the addition of not one, but two linemen. Following is a complete recap of the draft for the Chargers and immediate grades from around the internet.
RD. 1 (No. 7) – Mike Williams, WR
RD. 2 (No. 38) – Forrest Lamp, OG
RD. 3 (No. 71) – Dan Feeney, OG
RD. 4 (No. 113) – Rayshawn Jenkins, S
RD. 5 (No. 151) – Desmond King, S
RD. 6 (No. 190) – Sam Tevi, OT
RD. 7 (No. 225) – Isaac Rochell, DT
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NFL.com – Chad Reuter, B+
It will be interesting to see where second-round pick Forrest Lamp plays for the Chargers; he would be an excellent center. It was an excellent value pick.
ESPN – Mel Kiper, A
Former Jim Thorpe Award winner Desmond King could end up at safety or slot corner — he had 14 career interceptions. That was good value in the fifth.
USA Today – Kelvin Kuo, A
No matter where you look among this class, there’s fantastic value on both sides of the ball. After finding insurance for the talented but oft-injured Keenan Allen in Clemson receiver Mike Williams…
High marks for a team in need of a turnaround from last season. Hopefully the new additions, from coach to players, will make the Chargers relevant in the AFC West this season.