Round 1, Pick 28: Andre Dillard – OT – Washington State
The Chargers offensive line could still use another coat of paint to put on the finishing touches. Andre Dillard has been one of the fastest rising draft prospects throughout the process. It is within the realm of real possibility he won’t be here but if so, the Chargers should bolt to the podium, see what I did there?
Round 2, Pick 60: Dre’Mont Jones – DT – Ohio State
Picking a powerful defensive tackle like Jones would be a great addition to the defensive line. He would be a perfect fit for the Gus Bradley defense. He has the three-down ability team’s want in their trench guys and he should push Justin Jones for the starting defensive tackle position.
Round 3, Pick 91: Joejuan Williams – CB – Vanderbilt
At 6’4, Joejuan Williams is much taller than the average corner but it allows him to press cover receivers of any size. He needs to improve on staying with receivers while in coverage but has the toolbox to get there.
Round 4, Pick 130: Beau Benzschawel – OG – Wisconsin
Another lineman is brought in to provide depth on the interior of the line. Benzschawel is a tough kid who understands balance and leverage. He takes pride in competition and wants to beat the guy across from him. He needs to get stronger to find success at the NFL level.
Round 5, Pick 166: Darius Slayton – WR – Auburn
Slayton could bring in a different type of receiver for the Chargers. He has speed and can run an entire route tree if given the time to learn. His biggest issue comes with drops. He needs to clean that up and start hauling in catches but if he does, he could be a fifth-round steal.
Round 6, Pick 200: Dax Raymond – TE – Utah State
Dax Raymond could be a perfect pairing with Hunter Henry. He is an in-line tight end who is solid at sealing the edge. He isn’t inept at catching the ball so he can squeak out in certain plays. A very similar player to Virgil Green who won’t be around forever.
Round 7, Pick 242: Tre Lamar – LB – Clemson
Lamar is a member of the defending national champion Clemson Tigers who is led be highly respected defensive coordinator Brent Venables. Lamar is not an every down backer but is a big-bodied run stopper perfect for goal line and short yardage situations. He is a force inside the tackle box but cannot do much beyond that.