First I wanna say that while at times it was excruciating to watch some games, it was a very exciting season nonetheless. To see the Bolts go from 5-7 all the way to the Divisional round of the playoffs. There is talent to work with but Rivers isn't getting any younger, so that means Tom Telesco and company will have to have another spectacular draft class to compete with Denver and KC for the division. So without further ado let's get mocking! (WARNING: A bit lengthy)
1st Round: Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU- While the Chargers do have depth at the position, I have gripes with just about all of them. Freeney is coming off injury, JJ is getting up there in age, Tourek is a bit of an unknown right now, I like what I see from Melvin but he needs to bring it on a consistent basis, and Larry English, need I say more? Van Noy has been the stud of BYU's D and can easily come and help shore up this past rush that failed to register a sack in the most crucial game of the season
2nd Round: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska- The Chargers secondary was one of the main reasons the defense was not successful in many games. While he may be available later, I would rather they reach now and secure the physical corner early. A former wide receiver Jean-Baptiste reminds me of Richard Sherman as they both are big physical corners who were reicevers. While he is raw he has the ability to come in and boost the struggling secondary.
3rd Round: Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State- I really enjoyed watching Jahleel Addae progress through the season however safety is still a need. I would also like to see what Brandon Taylor can do but if the Bolts decide to go safety in the draft, I would love to see Deone. While he may not be here come picking time, if he is the Chargers will get a solid tackling, play making safety to complement Eric Weddle.
4th Round: DeAndre Coleman, DT, Cal- Before the season started I believed that Cam Thomas would step up and be the answer. However he wasn't and even lost his job. Coleman had a good Senior Bowl and was disruptive during his career at Cal. He should come in and compete for the starting spot.
5th Round: Ryan Grant, WR, Tulane- Playing against weak competition doesn't always mean a player won't succeed in the pros. Ryan Grant played in a weak conference yet he was playmaker for Tulane. With Danario Alexander and Malcolm Floyd being unknowns at this point, Grant can come in and help take pressure off of Keenan Allen.
6th Round: Trey Burton, WR-FB-TE, Florida- Trey has lined up in multiple places for Florida yet he was underused and ultimately finished his college career due to injury. However if the Bolts decide to take a chance on him, he will be their Swiss Army Knife and can help create mismatches.
7th Round: Alex Bullard, OG, Tennessee- He was a good pass blocker for the Volunteers and could compete for Clary's spot.
Many things will change up until May so I would like to ask you guys, who would you like to see in the powder blues next year?