It’s time to talk draft Los Angeles Chargers fans . . . draft picks, rounds, team needs, and prospects to watch.
by Nat L. Faybian • Senior Writer • @natlfaybian • nlfmockdraft.com • March 9, 2019 • Updated: April 8, 2019
The Chargers looked like a serious contender last year, until they played the Patriots in the divisional title game. Look for them to carefully analyze what went wrong and address those specific areas in the off-season. Look for the Charges to be back in the hunt in 2019.
2019 draft picks
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The Chargers have no Compensatory Picks.
- Free Safety
- Offensive Guard
- Defensive End
- Tight End
- Wide Receiver
When will the Charges start looking for Rivers’ heir-apparent? If Daniel Jones should fall to them, it would be a wise selection. Jones should learn for a year or two behind Rivers before getting the keys to the car. Sounds silly doesn’t it, sitting a first round pick. Remember Aaron Rogers. That turned out alright. Getting some help on the interior line would be a good move this off season as well. A tight end in the first few rounds and a wide receiver late.
On defense, the team could use a free safety and some help at linebacker. Since the draft is deep at defensive line, grabbing the best available lineman could be a good way to bolster talent and depth.
Prospects to watch
Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
Bush, a 2018 Consensus All-American, had 79 total tackles, nine tackles for loss and five sacks for the Wolverines this past season. He is an exciting player that brings quickness and physicality to the field. He has sideline-to-sideline range and shows excellent closing speed. Wrap up tackler. Stays balanced and can sift thought trash.
Josh Oliver, TE, San Diego State
Oliver is not well known nationally. He has prototypical size for a tight end (6-5/250). A versatile tight end who gave the Spartans a big, long target on pass plays and proved to be a capable blocker. He played in 30 games with 98 receptions for 1067 yards. He was also an Academic All-Mountain West award winner.
Tim Haris, CB, Virginia
With receivers getting taller and taller, teams are beginning to look for cornerbacks that are 6′ 1″ and taller. Harris fits that mold, and he’s getting a lot of interest from NFL teams. Harris is physical at the point of attack and not afraid to make a tackle. He finished his time at Virginia with 109 tackles with 17 passes defended.
Players to Watch: OT Jackson Barton, Utah; TE Kendall Blanton, Missouri; P Jack Fox, Rice; TE Daniel Helm, Duke; CB Ka’dar Hollman, Toledo; OT Kaleb McGary, Washington; QB Brett Rypien, Boise State; CB JoeJuan Williams, Vanderbilt; and TE Caleb Wilson, UCLA.
General Manager: Tom Telesco | Head Coach: Anthony Lynn | Offensive Coordinator: Ken Wisenhunt | Defensive Coordinator: Gus Bradley
Recent Top Draft selections:
2018: R1 Derwin James S | R2 Uchenna Nwosu LB
2017: R1 Mike Williams WR | R2 Forrest Lamp OG
2016: R1 Joey Bosa DE | R2 Hunter Henry TE
2015: R1 Melvin Gordon RB | R2 Denzel Perryman ILB