This offseason, the San Diego Chargers made a number of big signings in free agency and picked near the top of each round in the NFL draft. The question this week is which of those players will affect the upcoming season the most.
Brandon Mebane will give the Chargers the first legitimate nose tackle they have had since Jamal Williams, but he's likely going to be playing more zero technique than he ever has before.
Travis Benjamin is a deep threat with speed unlike any player the Chargers have had in years. He had the best season of his career in 2015. It is very uncertain if he will be able to build on that or even repeat it.
Casey Hayward is one of the best nickel cornerbacks in the NFL and should represent an upgrade on Patrick Robinson who was already very good last season. He most likely will not play in the base defense.
Matt Slauson represents an upgrade at center or either guard position. He will most likely start at center and be the best performer at that position we have seen since Nick Hardwick.
Joey Bosa was the third overall pick in the draft for a reason. He is tremendously talented. He will play mostly as a five technique and should be a massive improvement over the likes of Kendall Reyes. He will free up players like Corey Liuget whom opposing teams were previously able to focus their attention on.
Hunter Henry is the heir apparent to Antonio Gates and should give Ken Whisenhunt a lot of opportunities to use 12 personnel thanks to his great hands and capable blocking.
Max Tuerk is an impressive athlete, especially for an interior lineman. He could push any of the three projected starters for playing time. His ability to get to the second level would change the run game.
Joshua Perry could push Manti Te'o for playing time. He's a very capable player and could represent an improvement on the interior of the defensive front seven.
Jatavis Brown is a dynamic athlete that should immediately push for time in the sub packages. He could play in the nickel from day one if all goes well. He's a raw player, though, and could take longer to settle in.
Vote in the poll to let us know which offseason acquisition will have the biggest impact on the 2016 Chargers. Then let us know in the comments why you voted that way.