So, here we are. Draft season is officially here.
The Los Angeles Chargers hold another top 10 pick in a loaded 2017 draft class. With mock drafts coming out almost every day, we’ve seen many different players speculated to be the Chargers pick at the seventh spot.
Some of those players include:
- Malik Hooker, FS, Ohio State
- Jamal Adams, SS, LSU
- Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
- Malik McDowell, DL, Michigan State
- Derek Barnett, EDGE, Tennessee
- Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
- Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
While some names make more sense than others, nobody truly knows who the Chargers will take with their first pick. You can look at what the team needs, try to put two and two together all you want, but, it’s too early to know for certain.
Almost every Charger fan has an idea of who they'd like to see taken at pick seven. The most common choice I’ve seen this far is Ohio State safety Malik Hooker. The Chargers got next to nothing in terms of production from the safety position in 2016. Also, the hiring of Gus Bradley means the defense will switch to a 4-3 scheme. Bradley loves to play a single-high safety who’s capable of covering sideline-to-sideline, as he did with Earl Thomas in Seattle. From what we saw from him at Ohio State, Malik Hooker fits the mold perfectly.
The safety position isn't the only one that needs to be addressed, though. Defensive line, offensive line and the wide receiver spot could all considered as glaring needs.
However, my question for you is this. Who is the player or players you do NOT want the Chargers to take with their first pick?
For me, I’d like for them to wait until at least the second round to address the offensive line. However, with reports surfacing this morning about starting left tackle King Dunlap being arrested, they may have to consider an offensive lineman at seven.
On the other hand, this draft is LOADED with defensive talent. With all of the holes on defense, and the uncertain futures of outside linebacker Melvin Ingram and safety Jahleel Addae, I think it would be ideal to address one of these positions with their first choice.
What do you think?