Chargers News: Laremy Tunsil, Ronnie Stanley Targets For Third Overall Pick In NFL Draft?

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Feb 17, 2016 04:55 PM EST
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Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers
Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers looks on from the sidelines after playing one series against the Dallas Cowboys during their NFL Preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium on August 13, 2015 in San Diego, California. "

The San Diego Chargers desperately need to build some form of pass rush in 2016. They're best chance of doing that comes through the draft where there are numerous playmaking defensive linemen.

Picking 3rd overall though represents an interesting challenge, how can you pick the best player on your draft board when they are all still there? The Chargers primary needs lie with the defensive line however you could add safety after the exit of Eric Weddle, wide receiver, and the offensive line. Do you select a player that will help you compete right now or do you select a player you can build a winning franchise around.

It will be a tough question to answer as the 4-12 Chargers look for answers to plenty of questions. The Chargers are unlikely to win the Super Bowl just from one draft so it would be feasible to see them attempt to bolster this defensive line over the next three drafts.

With talented defensive ends such as Joey Bosa, DeForest Buckner, Shaq Lawson, and Noah Spence all set to go in the first round the Chargers seemingly have an endless supply of top ranked prospects to choose from. They could also surprise everyone and go defensive tackle here with A'Shawn Robinson, Andrew Billings, Robert Nkemdiche or Jarran Reed.

The 3rd overall pick seems a bit too high to take a wide receiver even if he is the best in his class but it is not too take an offensive lineman. With Laremy Tunsil likely to be gone by the Chargers pick 1st round ranked offensive lineman such as Ronnie Stanley or Taylor Decker could be the first key in rebuilding this offensive line.

The Chargers could also surprise everyone and decide to sure up their secondary with the addition of free safety Jalen Ramsey who would help Jason Verrett and Brandon Flowers, make this one of the stingiest defensive backfields in the league. Whoever they select the Chargers need to absolutely make sure that they bring on an impact player that can help this team deep into the future. 

 

 

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