Top Offensive Draft Picks for the Chargers

The Chargers Need to Protect Philip Rivers and Open Up Holes Melvin Gordon

After months of mock drafts and playing the trading game, the 2016 NFL Draft is less than 24 hours away. Right now, the San Diego Chargers hold the third overall pick. I still think their priority should be to address the holes in the offensive line and make sure Quarterback Philip Rivers is protected. My top pick to get the job done is Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil. He's been projected as a top first round pick since the NFL Combine.

Tunsil’s stellar performance at Ole Miss Pro Day put him on the top of the list for many pro scouts. Not only does he have tremendous footwork but this guy is a tank. He can put up 34 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. I would definitely want him protecting me. Even with his size, he's still one of the most agile and athletic offensive prospects out of the combine. Even if the Chargers pass on Tunsil, he's likely to be selected early on.

Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley is slated as the number two tackle available after Tunsil. Tunsil may play a little meaner, but Stanley is battle tested. He’s a three year starter with 13 starts at right tackle in 2013 and 27 starts at left tackle in the last two seasons. Stanley has tremendous footwork and pass protection. Initially, scouts thought he would come into the draft after his third year with the fighting Irish, but he decided to go back to try and help his team win a national championship. His heart was in the right place, but now he’s focused on taking his career to the next level.

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