I have really been looking at other mock drafts and analyzing expert opinions on what the Chargers might draft in the 11th spot. If you were watching John Gennaro's live stream, we discussed many holes in the Chargers roster and boy do they!
The Chargers can go many ways here but I expect Tom Telesco to choose the player that he believes will help the team most at the end of the day. In John's Podcast, he was asking why they haven't cut Gaither? Well Gaither is really good when he's healthy and that's why A.J. Smith gave him a hefty contract. But, Chargers can never go wrong with another left tackle, especially with an amazing upside in Lane Johnson. But if Johnson isn't there then the Chargers are forced to pick the next best player. I really like Jarvis Jones out of Georgia because of his rushing the QB talent and if it wasn't for his diagnosis of spinal stenosis he would defenitely be a top 5 pick. Although he had a disappointing pro day, I believe he would be the best player if available at the 11th spot. Chargers are also in need for a defensive tackle and this year's draft has many talented ones. If Shariff Floyd is available, that would be HUGE! But Chargers could also go with Star Lotulelei out of Utah. Star is stout against the run and would become an anchor in already young and talented Chargers D-Line.
ROUND 1 PICK: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia/ Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma/ Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah/ Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida
Chargers have a hole at the Mike Linebaccker position and will have a chance to fill it in the second round. They also have a hole at strong safety and even though it may block Brandon Taylor, the guy is coming off a really bad injury! Let him take all the time he needs so he can get to his 100 %. I'm kinda hoping Manti Teo slips to the second. But in the strong safety position I reslly would want Matt Elam. He is a big hitter and has impressed scouts so far. Chargers can also fill a hole in the guard spot with Larry Warford, he is a really good pass protector and could help the O-Line situation.
ROUND 2 PICK: Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky/ Manti Teo, MLB, Notre Dame/ Matt Elam, SS, Florida