Mock drafts have no shame. They will pop their heads out of the dirt as soon as the last second ticks off the clock and the newest Mr. Irrelevant has been selected.
While some people may need a break from all the draft hoopla, some are already turning the page on the prior year and pushing play on the film for the next round of high-profile prospects soon to grace the stage in Draft Town.
Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller has been one of the first draft pundits to release a “way-too-early” mock-up of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Miller was quite generous to the Chargers as he has them selecting 24th in the first round. This would mean he has fairly high expectations for the Bolts and sees them as a playoff team come December.
With the 24th pick, Miller has the team selecting Center Billy Price out of Ohio State. This would be the first time the Chargers have used their first round pick on an offensive lineman since they selected D.J. Fluker in 2013.
Before the recent injury to Forrest Lamp, this pick warranted some slight head-scratching. With Lamp sidelined for his entire rookie, the idea of drafting another talented lineman for the interior is not that far off.
I mean, Kenny Wiggins is still getting first-team reps and the hype around last year’s third-rounder Max Tuerk has all but disintegrated. Add in the increasing age of Matt Slauson and it makes sense to gather more talent for the middle of the line
What do you guys think of Miller’s pick for the Chargers? Would Price be the best option in the first round or should the team look at another position of need?
Let us know in the comments below.