The Los Angeles Chargers need a few more contributors to challenge in the AFC, and they could land them come April int he 2018 NFL Draft.
After going 9-7 last year, the Chargers served notice that with a few additions to the roster, they could be dangerous in the AFC. However, free agency saw general manager Tom Telesco do little, leaving the draft ot be his moment of impact for this offseason.
Los Angeles has plenty of needs to address, mainly the offensive line, defensive interior and safety. The Chargers could shore up one of those areas by re-signing safety Tre Boston, although there have not been overtures as of yet.
So what does Telesco have to do in the draft to make the Chargers an AFC West favorite? Let’s take a look.
Last year, Telesco was able to land guard Forrest Lamp in the second round out of Western Kentucky, but a torn ACL in training camp washed away his 2017. The Chargers would be wise to invest another high pick in the offensive line, this time in tackle Mike McGlinchey out of Notre Dame.
McGlinchey is the top-rated tackle on the board for most experts, and his presence would allow Los Angeles to either replace Joe Barksdale this year or next (his contract runs through 2019, but could be gotten out of). The Chargers have to get younger and more athletic up front, and this would be a step in that direction.